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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

What a difference a day makes!

Another day another walk this time with our neighbours.  We couldn't have picked a better day weatherwise and such a contrast to yesterday's walk.

We left home at 2.00 and our walk took us to East Coker - where we stopped at the cafe for tea and cake and a sit down.  East Coker is the resting place of T S Eliot and is immortalised in his Four Quartets poems.

Having enjoyed our sit down, conversation and refreshments we set off for home by now it was almost 4.00 pm - I love the longer days and the fact that you can go for a walk after lunch now unlike in the winter months when it gets dark so early.  I am not sure what these trees are but they turn golden in the sunlight - beautiful eh?

 On the home straight now - that's Mr M and the neighbour with the dog.  Mrs Neighbour and I are trailing behind busy gossiping!

We got back at 5.45 - sun sinking in the west but we'd enjoyed our lovely walk and unlike yesterday we'd stayed dry and enjoyed the sunshine!

I mentioned how important I feel it is for me to be in contact with Nature and came across this lovely poem recently which sums up why I love to walk in the countryside:

The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry


  1. Looks like a great time was had by all. We walked along the beach at Berrow, wasn't it a glorious day today?

  2. Now that's a nice long walk. How nice to have neighbors to walk with!

  3. Over the years some of our best friends have been neighbours. Lovely way to spend a lovely day.

  4. That's one of my favourite poems - it says it all. Your photos are lovely as usual!

  5. I just found your beautiful blog. The pictures are so pretty, thank you for posting them. I will be coming back to your lovely peaceful blog. A little mental vacation for me in the middle of a workday.

  6. Beautiful poem, Jane. When this old world becomes too much, I too find peace in nature.

  7. It was beautiful on Tuesday wasn't it, we had a lovely walk too ;)


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