Monday, 18 June 2018

Walking the Essex way

Yesterday my friend and I walked towards the gravel works, on the way we were able to take some ok pics.
First, we had the bindweed with droplets of water, then we get quite excited when we spot a pyramid orchid we were wondering the other day if we were going to find any, so now we are happy, from then on things improve, even though it was quite a grey morning but the scenery was, as always quite impressive.
It is always fun watching the hares charging around the fields, of course, the wildflowers always light the way. Oh, my friend and I had our first taste of the cherries which are now ripening and they were quite delicious.
The gravel lake with the swans the trees and the scented mint looks great we love seating here, watching the wildlife. Such a shame that all of this will be gone when the dreaded road will be built across  our beautiful countryside.










Sunday, 17 June 2018

Walking the Essex way

My friend and I are still walking the footpaths of Essex way, I know I have not been writing much about our adventures lately but have been a little too busy.
We are quite worried my friend Paula and I with all the houses that are going to be built on our neck of the woods, the footpaths that we walk through, will be no more.
Our Village at the rate it's going! won't be a village for much longer, and our beloved footpaths will be gone.






Saturday, 19 May 2018

Walking the Essex way

I don't feel very well!  Yesterday I felt so cold and so sad I just don't know why I felt so sad, I have my daughters and my little darling and I should feel happy enough but I miss my family my sisters we are all separated either by distance or by other problems and I feel that I am living in limbo.
My elder sister for some reason distanced herself from the rest of the family she says that she has her family but are we, not family also! I just don't understand her way of thinking.
Now I hear that she has had a stroke while visiting her daughter in Washington, life is so short and I feel that we have lost so much time being apart, I wonder if she feels the same way.
My friend and I walk through the footpaths of Essex way, and while am doing that I don't think much about what I have lost.... Then I hear that my sister had a stroke and all the sadness that I feel comes to the forefront.   





Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Walking the Essex way

My friend and I have once again been walking in the footpaths around our village, some day's we walk for a couple of hours and other day's we just keep going. We tend to lose track of time especially now that the weather is warming up.
No walking for us today though! It is raining and I suppose just as well I really need to rest my foot, last week I've sprained it while walking and yesterday it was aching somewhat so am taking it easy today.
Yesterday we had a great walk first we spot a buzzard, took a pic too, but too far and as we walk on we came across a Hare they don't stay long in one spot but still managed to click the camera before it took off, also saw a muntjac again a little too far! And then to our surprise, we saw a Roe deer so Paula and I drop to our knees so that we won't be too conspicuous and there we stood in awe, of course not forgetting to click our cameras.
We are in our element so far so good we walk on to the lake, the residing swans are nesting let's hope they'll have better luck this year, last year they started with seven cygnets and ended up with just one, and even that one seemed to have disappeared so fingers crossed.
As we move one we decide to go into the wood next to the lake there is a lot of trees laying down with exposed roots by the water edge it looks almost Jurassic! Yes, Paula and I like to fantasise (((lol))) saw a baby squirrel it was so funny as he was climbing up the tree he falls in the water.
Now we have been walking and taking pictures for three hours so its time to head back home but as usual, there is always something else that attracts our attention, like a dragonfly and other insects!
So four hours later I arrive home dragging my feet. Just as well no walking for us today.
















Friday, 4 May 2018

Walking the Essex way

Now that the weather is warming up we have great activity in the garden, Hubby is busy destroying it! We are in limbo at the moment, waiting for this licence from the council about an extension of













We decided property its taken since December last year to hear anything!ed that the house needs an extra room now that the family has grown, good idea but at the same time not! Hubby is sending me up the wall he already started pulling things down and his dying to bring down the lovely pergola that I have in the middle of the garden with a grapevine, we still haven't got the darned licence for god's sake.
I had a beautiful clematis, and that is gone same with my bamboo I knew that it had to go, but it is breaking my heart to see it happening.
Am still walking in the mornings and the countryside is looking amazing! The trees with their covering of lovely different shades of green and the hedgerows started to look good too with the Hawthorn flowers, everything looks fresh as if someone with a few paint strokes brought it to life.
Yesterday my friend and I walked for nearly four hours, we were supposed to have a short walk, but with the morning sun we just kept going, of course, we don't just go for a walk we take photos too we get so excited when we spot a deer, am not very good if the subject moves you see I have not a steady hand  I joke with my friend that for me to take a good photo of an animal they have to stay still for me haha.