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Monday, 9 March 2015

Walking in the rain!

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...

... a quick look round the church and before long we were back at the cafe and divested of our wet jackets and with hair looking as if we'd been through the hedges backwards - having had our hoods up and down - we happily sat over our hot drinks and cake before wending our separate ways home through the fog and wet.

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!


  1. Being in touch with Nature is essential, especially after such a wet and wearisome Winter. Snowdrops and primroses make for a lovely walk!

  2. A lovely walk, and such a pleasure to see banks of wild flowers. Apparently every other day this week is going to be like this.

  3. A walk can be lovely whatever the weather, especially a walk with a friend. I look forward to hearing more about the plans for your bus pass trip.

  4. When I could walk any distance, it was always my pleasure to walk in the rain or drizzle, it made me feel more alive somehow.

    Looking forward to reading your next Bus Pass trip.

  5. You are so lucky to have so many places to walk and enjoy nature, even when it rains. Not much like that here fortunately. We've had a couple of glorious warmer days, much appreciated after weeks of snow and freezing cold. We took our first walk around the neighborhood this evening in ages, it was lovely. The crocus and daffodils are just now appearing as green shoots.

  6. There is no such thing as bad weather...........sounds like a lovely afternoon!

  7. Sounds lovely - despite the weather! We're having warm sunny days here now, so a good time to walk out and see what Spring has brought!


  8. Good to know the weather didn't spoil your day out! That little church looks so pretty!
    V x


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