Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Making the most...

Long daylight means that it's not too late, even at 9pm, to go for a walk. Yesterday I went to Kem Mill, followed the stream listening to song thrushes, then joined Dawson Lane where I watched farmers, working late, baling silage. Their machines are amazing: gathering the grass, wrapping it and then laying bales in the field like huge, shiny, black eggs.

Tonight I followed the stream behind our house. The song thrushes were again welcoming the evening and somewhere someone was playing bagpipes. Wild honeysuckle sweetened the air, a single swift rushed by, wrens were busy competingwith calls, the last swallow flew into the stables and as the moon brightened, the first noctule flit towards the trees. What better way to end the day?

Kem Mill by Jon Burslam
Noctule bat by Mnolf http://www.thinkoholic.com


Duxbury Ramblers said...

Sounds ideal to me, I mainly walk in the mornings, use to be about just after 4am when I was working, they are different worlds dawn and dusk, even during the busy day it's surprising what you can see.

Deborah Rey said...

Thank you for a lovely walk, Carol.

Pete Woodruff said...

My first visit to your Blog Carol brought about by the fact you became a 'follower' of mine (Birds2blog) for which I am extremely grateful and look forward to your comments from time to time as its very off putting and makes you feel you're talking to yourself if you don't get them. I am also about to create a link to your blog which I hope you will return the gesture. I will also take a closer look on here when time allows me. Meanwhile, my Kind Regards and Best Wishes.

Pete Woodruff said...

Apologies for the above Carol, I got my wires crossed. It was 'Frank' who joined my 'followers' and in turn he follows yours......Whoooops! However, I see no reason why my message shouldn't stand in its entirety.

Susan Richardson said...

I love the extra hours of morning and evening light in summer too. Always try to have an evening picnic followed by a walk at least once a week in summer, work permitting!

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