LUCKY ME - to live somewhere where the walk back from town can be along a path as lovely as this....
... this used to be a railway line before Dr Beeching got at it back in the 1960s.
This pond was so quiet and peaceful and I saw dragonflies and heard the plop of fish as I stood quietly watching and enjoying the scene.
What a pretty pink this balsam is - I know it is an invasive weed but it does have a pretty flower.....
I had been into town to have a cup of coffee with my French friend and an hour or so of French conversation - I don't want to lose what I have learned and it must keep my little grey cells busy mustn't it?!
You have seen this bridge before - this is the part of the path I usually use when going to and from yoga - can you smell the smuts and hear the sound of long ago trainstrains as they pass beneath this bridge?!
Just at the end here the track comes out onto the busy main road but all is not lost as there is a wide verge and I continued my walk behind a screen of trees with the traffic out of sight if not out of hearing.
As you can see it was another bright day and aren't these crab apples pretty against the blue sky background?
LUCKY WINNERS - yes winners in the plural - since I seem to have been the recipient of so many lovely gifts from my blogging friends during the time I have been a blogger I have decided to offer my giveaway to one winner and then to add some consolation prizes too:
Winner is Cathy at Menopausal Musing - a knitted heart will be on its way soon Cathy
Consolation prizes to:
Lucy at Beads, crochet and puppydogs - A needlecase or hanging - let me know which you prefer Lucy
Meggie at Life's free treats - ditto as for Lucy
Pipany at Pipany and the Poltisko Memoirs - a knitted heart
Please e-mail me your addresses and I will get your gifts off asap.
I wished you could all have won - perhaps I could send a little something to all of you as long as there was no time constraint - it would keep me crafting and stop the back of the cupboard filling up wouldn't it? So for those of you who didn't win this time I might be in touch asking for your address at some time in the future!