My third long walk of the week. Big Tick For Me! I wanted to walk vigorously for at least half an hour three times a week and I have (more or less stuck to it) and this week have done some long walks where I’ve done my form of power walking and also stopped to observe small details. Today it was spotting the 3 types of lichen that are growing on the hedge (by the bowling green) that is often alive with sparrows. I didn’t take a photo so maybe next week. My friend M and I walked a long way today and pushed ourselves harder and also got to see lots of extra bits of green space we haven’t walked around for years. In the cemetery which has not been used for years we found a lot of the graves resting against a wall.
I find it sad but it is typical that once places are not maintained they become too expensive to do anything about.
We also walked in a local park that used to have the most amazing formal gardens including a series of ponds going down the hill. Even though a Friends Of group had started up to restore the gardens they are going to have a huge job keeping back the woodland that has taken over. I must see if I can find some old pictures of the gardens that I’m sure I took in the early 1990’s. If not J&P (old friends that have lived here as long as me) must have some.
Anyway I got back and felt invigorated and energetic. When I first started these walks I got back and had to sit down for hours. Love it. I am so lucky that I can walk in so many bits of open space and really feel in touch with nature. I went to look at the knotweed again. I am keeping an eye on when it will start to regrow. Sorry about the formatting of this post. Can’t make it work. I’ll edit another time.