My walk was curtailed somewhat today due to torrential rain. This poor chap sat on the branch throughout. I was glad I was watching him through the window.
It was a rapid walk today. We’d been busy all day and at the last minute realised that there was nothing else for it – it was NOW or never! Shoes on and out to catch the very last moments of daylight. We walked a good 3 miles and it was getting darker by the second. Difficult to capture with a point and shoot – but hopefully the above captures the movement and the fading light.
I wonder where I’ll be tomorrow?
Today’s walk was through the woods. Did I say walk? This was the easy bit – it was more like a hike through some areas. Last time we walked this way (just last week) this area was flooded. The lack of leaves on the path shows that they were washed away during the very heavy rain we had. This is one of my favourite local areas in which to walk so various aspects of it will figure often over the next few months. Thanks for visiting today.
Wondering what this is all about? Well, now that we’ve got the start of the year out of the way I can get down to business! I take a walk on most days. I won’t be documenting the whole process, but during the year I will post something from TODAY’s walk. If I don’t have time to don my shoes it will be a picture of something else that is current. Today? Well, we avoided the very heavy showers and high winds and this is what we found.
A very muddy path, puddles to be avoided and just a glint of reflected sunlight to guide us along the way
This is the entrance to our nature reserve also pictured in the blog header. Expect to see a lot more of it in the near future. I wonder where tomorrow will lead?
Today is rather a special day. My uncle is 90.
Later this month we are having a family get-together to celebrate. The plans are still ‘under wraps’, but it will be a gentle day with lots of memories tossed backwards and forwards. He’ll be taking the day off – you see he is still working! Yes, still writing and investigating scientific things with no intention of retiring. In fact, he’s still travelling the world and lecturing.
I tried to find a photograph, but I don’t have one on this computer. Instead I’m including one of our son with all our grandchildren taken a few years ago
The cousins are great friends even though there is a difference in age. I thought it was appropriate to show this picture as my earliest memory of my uncle goes back to when I was about the same age as the youngest boy shown here. It was around the time my sibling was born. Sadly, I never had any cousins.
Happy Birthday Uncle D