Thursday, 2 May 2013

A walk in the Moss

We had a busy day today - baby group ('Songs and Signs') this morning, then home for lunch, then a long walk around the locality. Joe had a nice snooze throughout and it was so very warm and sunny he went barefoot.

I've mentioned before that we have a nature reserve very close to the house. So after hanging some washing out on the line to dry in the sun off we went. 

I'm not a huge fan of the Moss as it's usually a bit colourless - just trees and grass and not many flowers. It's all planted with native species (the whole area was built on in the 1930s and 1940s as a huge Royal Ordinance factory and the nature reserve was planted in the 1970s, when the factory was bought up and redeveloped). 

But today I found plenty of colour, including my first bluebells of the year.

Cowslips too. It was so warm it felt like summer.

There were lots of birds and butterflies and buzzy things...

And everything was illuminated.

It was nice to see so many people out walking. Even the ranger was using his lunch break to have a nap in the sun. And a group of birdwatchers had commandeered a bench looking out over the peat bog. They were all set up for the day and had brought sandwiches and flasks of tea.

I hope the weather stays like this for the weekend. The long weekend.


  1. It looks beautiful, it's amazing how differently places can feel in the sunshine.

    I must say I'm most excited for your sighting of your first bluebells of this year, hopefully that means the ones near our house will be out soon :)

    1. Share your photos when you spot the bluebells! You could always grow some in the shady bed in your garden too...


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