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A walk


Yesterday I needed to be outside in the sunshine. Our tiny garden didn’t need anything more than deadheading a few daffs and Camellia blooms (the bush is loaded with buds still waiting their turn to shine) so I decided on a longish walk. There is a circular walk round here of about 2½ miles which goes through a local park down the road where the River Great Ouse runs, briefly through an old part of town then along another section of the river. After that it bypasses the university, crosses their car park (almost empty on a Sunday) and through a sort of woodland cum marsh area full of wildlife. I was glad of the firm path after all the rain and also pleased to have the area to myself. The birds were singing loudly and it was so peaceful that I just had to sit on a bench and soak it all up. I spotted large areas of bright primroses, wood anemones and even a few early bluebells. However, as I neared the end of that stretch the sound of lawnmowers intruded on the peace and solitude, as did the shouts and yells of children playing nearby but that’s all part of urban life. And at least they had some lovely shrubby areas to make dens in – if they still do that today.

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"Making Dens"!!!!!Have fond memories of doing that at school......the grounds were quite large with wooded much scope !Your walk sounds so peaceful Arbut.
This time of year is the best......often a surprise plant lurking.

4 Apr, 2016


How nice to have a lovely walk nearby. Oh yes I enjoyed dens too, though I don't think we ever finished one...
Some children do still make them round here -I think its probably an urge that's corn into us - a leftover from primitive times.

4 Apr, 2016


Your walk sounds lovely. I enjoy seeing wild flowers, and Primroses are my favourites :)

I don't think they've got time for making dens today. They're too busy fiddling with those modern gadgets. I'm glad I grew up in the olden days :o)

6 Apr, 2016


Primroses are my favourites just now - but last month it was snowdrops and in a few weeks it will be bluebells - I am not very faithful....

6 Apr, 2016

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