Monday, 20 August 2012

Lazing on a sunny afternoon....

It was a lovely August late summer afternoon, what should we do with a spare hour or two? It was decided, off to Sturminster Marshall to the village hall where the ladies provide tea and cakes, at very reasonable prices.
 Then off to the river, we wandered along through the fields until we got to a bend in the river where I decided I should like to sit. Dave wanted to walk his cake off so he went for a 4 mile trek. I stretched my cardi out on the grass...avoiding the numerous cow pats and got my book out. What better than Wildwood by Roger Deakin to read by the gently flowing river.
I kept getting waylaid by things, a Kestrel being mobbed by some smaller birds above me, cloud watching, bees on the Comfrey, a distant combine harvester working up and down a field.
I kept hearing a crackling sound across the river, maybe an otter I thought....No!...it was a herd of Jersey cows on their way back from milking looking over the hedge at me.
I spent an hour and a half alone, no-one around except a couple of guys in a canoe who glided past me and didn't even notice me there!
I recommend this to everyone, if you can spend a little time alone just sitting and cloud watching it makes you feel as if you have not a care in the world....which we all know is not true, but escape to relax, it's worth it!

6 comments:

Kath said...

very true, peace and quiet with animals and insects around you- perfect!

Happyone said...

What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I should have liked to do both. Sit and enjoy the surroundings and then go for the 4 mile walk. : )

bellaboo said...

What an idylic sounding few hours,just you and nature as one...perfect! :0)

Dartford Warbler said...

The river looks so peaceful in your photograph. It sounds like a perfect way to relax on a summer afternoon.

Happyone said...

Just stopping by to say hi and hope all is well with you. : )

Goosey said...

Thank you Happyone, I am fine but just busy and stopped blogging for a while! Just started a weeks holiday so have a bit of me time! Hope you are well too.x