I have never taken you for a walk around the village where I live because I didn't think it would be that interesting. However, today I went camera in hand. With two reasons in mind. One, stopping to take a photo would be a good excuse if I got puffed out and two, to challenge myself to find something to take pictures of.
Turns out that there was more to take pictures of than I was expecting and that I didn't need to stop for any puffed out breaks. I only stopped when I saw something interesting to photograph! You might be seeing more of the village!
Just as we were walking out the end of our road I saw this little clump of cyclamen just coming into flower in a patch of long grass and trees.
The other things that had been flowering have now finished, and the leaves are starting to change colour. I am still denying that autumn is coming yet though!!!
Then as we rounded the corner, there were even more cyclamen. A whole host of them in fact!! It really was a beautiful sight. We have just bought some more to plant in the garden, but it will be a long time before we have a display like this.
As we walked further, there were other things to spot. This long row of perennial geraniums which have escaped from someones garden.
There were so many beautiful berries of all different kinds. These are Pyracantha.
We turned down a little lane and were surprised to see that the bracken growing in the wooded area was as tall as us! It doesn't look nearly this tall when you drive past. Shows that you have to get out and actually see these things.
We carried on wandering down the lane and then stuck our head into the allotments to admire the sunflowers someone has been growing.
A little further on I spotted a pineapple on this wall. So of course I had to take a photo of it! I always photograph stone pineapples when I see them! Another one of my eccentricities!!
More berries, this time on a Rowan Tree. Isn't it fabulous!!! The birds are going to enjoy eating all of these.
As we arrived back home, the sky was a bright blue - this photo is just as I took it - and there was not a cloud to be seen. Now there are some white puffy clouds floating by, but they are travelling past and not raining, so that is fine with me!
I stopped in the garden to take a couple of pictures that I have been meaning to share with you. My yucca which started to have one baby last year is now having another one. Also, there are more new shoots coming out of the top! Very exciting!!!!
We have berries at home too. A lovely Cotoneaster in our garden and another Pyracantha in our neighbours. The birds will soon strip all of the berries from these, in fact I am sure that one flew out of the Pyracantha when I was photographing it, he was probably having a little snack and I disturbed him!
I hope that you enjoyed my little walk! We didn't go for miles and miles, but we did do nearly 3 miles and I have already done the most steps I have done in a day since I started monitoring on Tuesday. The total will be even higher by the end of today. I wonder if I can hit the magic 10,000? Probably not, but we will see!
Happy weekending, whatever you are doing!