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!