Saturday, 14 March 2015

a walk round the corner - March


crocus
© Teresa Newham
The longer days and fine weather recently tempted us out across the fields.  Before we'd even reached the first field we found the little crocus above, probably an escapee from a nearby garden.  The field itself was fairly muddy, but this time we'd remembered the wellies!

the first field
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Along the side of the railway what looked like bare twigs were alive with lichen, glowing gold in the afternoon sunshine . . . .

lichen
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. . . which was also showing off the old oak to good effect:

the old oak
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Turning down Mud Lane, near the entrance to the second field we could see the trees were all fuzzy with the first shoots of Spring.  Those branches are no longer bare!

Mud Lane & the entrance to the second field
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As we arrived at Thames Wood, we found some catkins:

catkins at Thames Wood
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Shortly afterwards, Mud Lane began to live up to its name.  I'm sure we'll get further on our next walk!

a good spot to turn back!
© Teresa Newham



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