After several days of bright spring weather today dawned dull and dismal. I was to meet up with a friend and we hoped to do a walk weather permitting. Sadly it was raining when we met up at the Broadwindsor Craft Centre at mid-day so we decided to have some lunch and see if the weather improved at all.
After a bowl of carrot and parsnip soup with the biggest chunk of fresh bread I have ever seen, a sit together and a good catch up chat we noticed that it seemed to have stopped raining so we set off for our walk. There were snowdrops on the banks along the lane...
... the ones on one side of the lane were all but over whilst the other side they were still fresh - more shelter on one side I suppose.
Primroses looked lovely here and there - always fresh looking they looked especially beautiful in the dampness of the hedgerows after the rain.
As you can see there would have been little point in hoping for distant views but the misty effect was beautiful nonetheless.
We had been walking for about half an hour when the rain came down again and after a while we decided to call it a day and make our way back to the village for tea and cake rather than get even wetter than we already were!
Not far now....
Christmas roses and primroses back in the village...
I enjoyed the walk and as long as I don't have to stay wet I like walking in the rain even if the views are veiled in dampness and as I said in my previous post to be in touch with Nature fills a need in me and to judge by many of your comments I am not the only one.
I have the maps and booklets etc out planning this year's Bus Pass Trip. I am thinking of staying in one place this time and going out from there rather than constantly moving on. We'll see what transpires!