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Sunday, 30 November 2014
Away from the consumer scrum!
The last day of November and what a beautiful day it was. We had an early lunch and then went for a short walk nearby.
This is one of my favourite places and I always feel at peace up here on the Ridge with distant views in all directions.
It was so quiet nothing to be heard but the birdsong - bliss! No traffic, no ringing of tills, no pushing and shoving, not another soul to be seen!
I love the inky tracery of the trees against the skyline at this time of year although it is strange that not all the leaves have yet fallen from some of the trees.
Just look at that sky - isn't it fabulous?
There's something about gateways with a view beyond isn't there? They draw me in and I feel I want to walk further, maybe to that horizon? But not today as it would be dark and cold long before I got there!
The sun is low in the sky now and the colour of the foreground is dark in photos but if you enlarge the photo by clicking on it the foreground is clearer.. Just look at that cloud formation isn't it great?
Back to the muddy lane where we had left the car, feeling refreshed and happy filled with gratitude for such a beautiful day, at this time of year something of a rarity. Although a short walk it was just what was called for - I had seen the news reports of Black Friday and the fighting in the aisles to grab a bargain and had been struggling to understand what is happening in the world these days that people should behave in such a way. I could understand starving refugees behaving in such a maner when food parcels are dropped but for a television or an i-pad? Surely not. Black Friday is a comparitively new idea here. Sadly it is often the worst ideas of American culture that we seem
to adopt here in the UK and not their better ones,Thanksgiving now
that's something we could adopt perhaps though for all I know that too might have become victim of commercialsim like Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas I saw this "tree" in a window display yesterday and thought what a good way to use up one's stash of yarns and reels of thread, thimbles and buttons etc!!