Friday, 16 June 2017

walking the Essex way

My Friend Paula and I are still walking through the footpaths surrounding our village, we see the changes through the seasons.... This is the season to find wild orchids, we get so excited when coming across them and yesterday when walking through a field not only did we find the orchids but to our surprise a hare walking towards us, or should I say hopping!  Paula and I just stood there mesmerised then he sees us and it was so funny when he saw us, he just stood still for a second then jumped and off it went. My friend with her quick thinking filmed it running away, and the Essex Wildlife Trust have it on their FB page now...

The butterfly's and the insects are amazing too! So far we have photographed Painted Lady, Red Admiral's, Tortoiseshell and the Essex skipper and a load of insects.

Getting ready for another walk have a lovely day...
Follow the path

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

speckled wood


Dragonfly... (((Black-lined orthetrum))) I think?

Essex skipper


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Walking the Essex way

Am feeling a little nostalgic.... Its wet so no walking for us today! At one time we used to walk came rain or shine! Rain pelting down on us and the wind ragging round our ears...I really loved those walks it was so exciting....

Wishful thinking

Was it true or just a rumor going round amongst the trees.
Was it real or was it fancy? Did I hear upon the breeze


blackbirds tuning up their flutes and morning thrushes practising
lovely and exciting songs that made me dream of spring
Maybe it was wishful thinking! Or just a sweet but foolish notion
conjured by the thrushes tune.
Yet I swear that I can hear it growing stronger every day,
the note that tells of hidden nests and feathered hosts, along the way....