The sky didn't look promising, the clouds looked as though they could drop some rain at any time, but I decided to just go for it. Normally I just put a lead on Toby and we walk wherever our feet take us, today I wanted to do something different. I put Toby's car harness on him and drove a couple of miles along the lanes, in order to try out a new walk.
For the first ten or fifteen minutes of the walk I skirted around a very large field, enjoying the wider skies and sight of the dancing trees on the horizon. I enjoyed seeing the remarkable variety of grasses and sedges - and became aware of just how ignorant I am of any of their names. Hedges were studded with wild roses in pink and white.
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I had to climb a stile, Toby found his own way through. and we met on the other side, where this pretty scene greeted us.
There was even a beautiful white duck with one lone duckling.
Beautiful yellow irises are in flower along the banks. It was tranquil, refreshing.