Sunday, 22 October 2017

Just the Small Sorts of Things

Better day really, I had a lot more enrgy and was able to get up and about, helped by a blody great (and ultimately rather bloating) bowl of granola, the first time I have eaten cereal for breakfast in about 20 years...I have paid for it though.

I've been walking for about 4 hours today, as unable to run still while I rest up my dodgy calf and ankle. It's great, I trot about, listening to Radio 4, trying to make myself clever, and see if I can find anything for you, my dear readers.

Really, we are all about birds and flowers today, as I walked past London Road Pond and along the railway line, where toadflax, dog daisies and red clover are still in bloom.

There's also been a sort of mini spring in some places, as alklet, herb robert and the odd patch of forget-me-not has made a late season comeback.

It has been cold today though, with a biting wind prompting me to don an unsexy black hat. It protected my ears from Brian's breeze as I had my cup of tea at the park


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 22.10.17


  1. Charming pictures of the Mallards and Coots - we so often overlook them.

  2. Lovely photos of the mallard and coots and good to see some flowers still blooming :)

  3. I like coots. In Austria they are called Blesshuener. I don't know why, but I like to imagine it's because they look like nuns.

    1. That's an interesting little fact! I hope your nuns don't make the same noise the coots do