Sunday, 13 December 2009

Still trying to make friends

Despite wearing my new boots around the house and taking them out on several short walks, they're still giving me blisters. Ohh dear.... I wouldn't care but they're the most expensive hiking boots I've ever bought! But I live in hope that they will eventually become my best friends.... Maybe I should have bought some new socks as well?

A short walk down a frosty Eyes Lane, Bretherton and looping back through the crunchy fields (disappointingly no snipe there) revealed: moorhens, jay, treecreeper, nuthatches, yellow hammers, reed bunting, sparrow hawk, kestrel, 80+ lapwings, a small flock of 16+ jackdaws, mistle thrush and heron as well as common garden birds (blue, great & coal tits, chaffinch, robins, blackbirds). There was also a large and close-knit distant flock possibly starlings. A beautiful cerulean sky to lift the spirits and dazzling low sun seeking out and bringing everything to life.

3 comments:

Coastcard said...

It sounds a good walk ... and I've been pounding round the high street shops..!

Still, the bonus was the sale in Borders (alas the closing down sale). Two poetry books for 50% of the price. My Christmas gift to myself!

Cindee said...

It's much too cold for this now, but the best way to break in a pair of blistering boots is to get them wet (just damp works) and then walk around in them as they dry. I used to always buy my boots in the height of summer and my first foray in them was to the creek for a wade-around and then I'd wear them all day. After they were dry I'd oil them up good. They always ended up fitting like a second skin. Now days I'm older and have feet problems and I live in Birkenstocks. But I still give them a good dunking when I first buy them.

Mistlethrush said...

So sad when good book shops close - browsing on Amazon isn't them same.

Thanks for visiting Cindee and thanks for the tip too.

from the field book

from the field book
An inspiring gift for anyone who enjoys watching nature.