Wednesday, 2 May 2012

No apologies for another 'Walk Post'

 

Above: It was a walk full of Spring flowers.
Left: Ah, the joys of a drought!
Below: The Bluebells stole the show again for me.





Our first Cowslips of the year - and a wild Strawberry.
  


Ok, which do you prefer - the mown strip on the left or the 'weeds' on the right?
Well our 'strapped-for-cash' council obviously prefers the mown side - so much so that they are prepared to pay three guys with strimmers and mower to create it!!
 
 Ah well, we never tire of these fabulous views at the top...

... and to think, when we were children we used to walk up  this slope.
Makes me tired just thinking about it!


 All good things come to an end - time to walk back home.
 

35 comments:

  1. WOW! just gorgeous!!! glorious hillsides and views! :)

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  2. Merci de nous avoir permis de partager votre promenade avec ces délicieuses et magnifiques photos printanières...
    Gros bisous

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    1. martinealison Je suis heureux que vous avez apprécié ce.

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  4. The bluebells are amazing!! Thank you for taking us along on this walk; sure would have loved to take it in person. What beautiful, beautiful views!!

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    1. Thank you, yes we loved walking it and I'm sure you would have too.

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  5. A most enjoyable walk with you Jerry. lots of lovely views. The Bluebell photos are wonderful! The weather has been so bad I haven't even been able to check their progress here!

    My vote goes to the 'weedy' verge.

    Oh, I've just remembered you asked me a question. No, sadly and much to my regret I don't play an instrument but would have loved to play the piano. I adore music though and have a particular love of the voice, classical, operatic, jazz, blues, soul, modern...you name it! If its beautiful then I love it!

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    1. ShySongbird, I'm completely with you on the "if its beautiful then I love it" criterea!

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  6. Hello
    I see you are recent follower of my blog,so I came over to yours to have a look.The walk was very pleasant,the Bluebell woods are so beautiful,and the view over the fields so lovely.I enjoyed my visit so much that I have become a follower.See you soon.

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking, My photos aren't a patch on yours but I'm glad you still enjoyed them.

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  7. How I'd love to take that beautiful walk. I love your shot of the bluebells under the big tree, and the view from the top is stunning. I'd have to put in my vote for the weeds.
    Thanks for your kind comment; I hadn't thought about a book with that poem, but I'll have to consider it.

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    1. Connie, thanks for you lovely comments. By the way, you can create your own totally profesional looking book at blurb.com

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  8. ...your fields of bluebells are incredible. I recently found three little plants growing in a wood near my house! I learned English Bluebells were introduced into our region years and years ago! I was struck by their beauty because it was the first time I'd seen the plant in the wild. When I started researching them, I found a lot linking them to fairy lore--cool!

    p.s. I prefer "the 'weeds' on the right!" :-)

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    1. Thanks Kelly, Someone once asked me to paint some Texas Blue Bonnets on a harp - I think she said they grow in 'carpets' similar to the Bluebells.

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  9. Jerry, I admire your photography skills. I feel like I am taking the walk with you. The Bluebells make me want to paint them! What a view, and that hill reminds me of the one by our home that the kids used to slide down on cardboard. When you live in an area without snow, the kids improvise. It is quite a hill to scramble up.

    Also wanted you to know that Bob was very impressed with your harp carving video and shared it with other musicians.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary, Yes that hill in snow (and a shiny tea tray) is quite a prospect! I'm particularly glad that Bob enjoyed the carving video especially considering his 'harpy connections'.

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  10. Your photos are simply stunning. How generous of you to let us come along on your walks! Would it be possible for me to use ' All good things come to an end - time to walk back home' in a painting? I'm neither a figurative nor landscape painter but that particular photo really spoke to me.

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    1. Thanks L S Nelson, I'm very glad that you were able to feel as though you were there too. Also that's fine about your request (thank you for asking though) - I'm honoured that you should want to paint one of my photographs.

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  11. Bonjour et merci pour ce petit voyage et tes photos aussi quel bonheur

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  12. Hi Jerry, it's lovely, bluebells, the uncut grass, not the cut kind, and the feeling when you're about climb up the steep hill. Love the pictures and the narration.

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  13. Hi Jerry, I hope you don't mind me asking but is your son well? It is just that I noticed your comment on 'inperPetuity' and knowing that Thomas often accompanies you on your walks I was a little concerned. I do hope all is well.

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    1. Thanks for asking after Thomas. He's fine; it takes two people to get him up in the mornings and on Saturdays we have carers come and do it for us which means Karen and I can 'have the morning off'. However we have to be back by 12.00 - and sometimes we 'cut it fine'.

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  14. What a beautiful series, Jerry!! Thanks for taking me on your walk. Such beautiful scenery in your part of the world. Those landscapes are stunning!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the little journey Liz.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Shubhankar.

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  16. Wonderful photos, please share all your walks if this is what we will see :-)

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  17. These bluebells are gorgeous!! I find myself going back for just "one" more look! Beautiful photography..thank you for sharing...

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    1. Thanks hmuxo you are too kind.

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  18. Good morning, Jerry!
    It 'nice to open the day with this beautiful walk!
    Wonderful bluebells in the undergrowth! I always want to paint landscapes looking at your photographs!! You live in a beautiful land.Rita

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