Thursday, June 26, 2014
On 55+ Females we are doing a Scavenger walk all this week and today I decided to share my walk .
After doing a lot in the garden this morning, (I was gardening at 7am as I wanted to do stuff before DH got up), we decided to go for a walk down to the canal and take some lunch with us.
Along the foot/cycle path we saw a man cycling with his toddler in a seat on the back of the bike, she was very sweet and full of 'Look Daddy ....' as they went along.
Someone else was painting their house and had stopped for a cup of tea and called out 'Nice day isn't it' as we passed by.
Amazing how a bit of sun makes people more friendly, any other time they don't speak to you.
It was lovely to walk along the canal as we have not done it in a long time. Sitting on the bench we ate our lunch and relaxed for a while drinking in the peace and quite.
A Heron flew along the canal and landed close to us I took a picture and added the text when I got home. I like to keep pictures of anything we see like this and a note of where it was added to the picture this means we don't foget and I add it to a folder to the computer with todays date as well.
It just stood there for a few minutes then flew off again, a canal boat was chugging along and the people on board called out to us. 'Afternoon, lovely day'
I got a picture of it before it got close to us, I love canal boats
On our way back we took a different route and I spotted a white stone on the ground that I picked up and took home to add to my bird bath.
I have a simple birdbath made from a large flower container that is really too deep to add plants it would take a lot of compost.
I weighed it down with some broken paving slabs. I added a large plastic saucer that goes under garden containers and filled it with some stones to the top of the container. The stones make it possible for the birds to drink from it easily and stops it being blown or knocked off.
This is the stone I found
It looks like marble but is just a white stone that is pitted and green lichen is growing in the tiny holes.
This is my Bird Bath
I loved walking by the canal and taking lunch with us made the meal nicer some how, we will have to do this again if DH feels like it.
It all depends on how his back and hip is, today he felt like going for a walk so we did and I am so pleased that we did it.
There is nothing nicer than spending time in nature and enjoying some time sat by water enjoying the view and forgetting all the stuff that happens and de-stressing.
All my other Scavenger walks have been close to home or close to the canal without walking along it. I am careful when on my own and don't take anything with me not even my house keys. Too many people have been attacked so I make sure I stay close to houses or walk around the shopping centre or outside the centre.
So today was a real treat and I loved every minute.