Friday, 27 May 2022

An Evening's Bimble

 Feeling very lumpy and overweight, I took myself straight out for a sunny evening walk as soon as I got home from work today. I had no real destination in mind until I walked through the park, when I realised it might be nice to trundle on out to the house at valerian corner in Farndon.

I had 20:20 cricket in my ears and a breeze ruffling my hair, and I really enjoyed the walk despite the fact I wasn't seeing anything enormously interesting until I reached Farndon village itself, with its old barns, and encountered my first swallows of the season, slicing the air up into perfect quarters with their forked streamers. 

The house at valerian corner was, once again, exactly as it sounded, an old buildings complex on a bend in the road, where the red valerian glows in a low sun. Occasionally hummingbird hawk moths frequent this spot; not tonight though. 

Around that corner, a field of sheep and lambs, wool blown into a farmer's field which the crows gather for their nests.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 27.05.22


  1. That valerian is stunning.

  2. Valerian! I was out bimbling the other morning and couldn't for the life of me think of the word "valerian" when I saw a small patch of the stuff. It's my age, you know.

  3. I had to google the word "bimble" because I had never heard it before. Sounds like a lovely way to spend time especially when you have so many beautiful blooms to see.

  4. I love walking. I feel a day without a walk is a day wasted