Most mornings when it’s fine, rather than take the quick way from home to work (about 50 feet) we walk around the block.
Here’s what we saw today (a sunny Wednesday in June)
Starting out up the old valley road track. This became disused when the ‘main’ valley road (ok, it’s a tiny lane) was built in the 1920s.
Just up the lane are some impressively furry trees:
Mowed the ‘amphitheater’ meadow yesterday, getting ready for an event in July. Probably need to get some more tables..
VERY pleased that the new-planted trees from this year are getting started. The birch and rowan are getting away fastest, as we’d expect, but this oak is making the effort
..as are the one’s we didn’t plant: Amazing what excluding sheep for a couple of years can do. Holly on the left, beech on the right.
We’re also at ‘peak foxglove’. These were just waiting for the bracken to be removed before springing up.
View back along the middle track, over to Sugarloaf
Also mowed a space to put a table back under the ash tree.
…then off to work. Not a bad way to start the day.
Like work, but different.