I don't know about you, but where has the time flown this week? In fact this year is really flying by and the nights will start drawing in again soon! (I love dark evenings so personally can't wait).
This evening after work I decided that it was time to have a mum/son catch up, and suggested we went for a little walk down to Four Mile Bar Fish and Wildlife Refuge. This is only a few miles from us and is out in open countryside and very quiet. When we left my car and walked down the pathway I kept singing 'Fields of Gold' in my head.
I love this bridge, it has no sides, just planks of wood above the flowing water. Such a tranquil place and completely different to a few months ago in the snowy winter months.
The wind was blowing quite strongly across the fens, but it was a lovely warm wind not cold like the last time we were here (post here). We could see for miles and the only decision we had to make was whether we had hooves or feet! So onto the public footpath we went!
The walk was easier this time and instead of red welly boots crunching through fresh deep snow, I had trainers on being careful not to crush the daisies.
In the distance you could see the nearest hamlet but it was still a fair distance.
Not too far into our walk we came to Four Mile Bar Bridge which crosses the Welland river. As we were above the river and the wind had nothing stopping its force for miles, it certainly was whipping up around us. This was a reminder that I should always have a hair tie with me at all times!
The river was flowing beautifully with the sun catching it's ripples.
All around us we could hear the wildlife as this is a wonderful fish and wildlife refuge.
Mr Teenager carried on walking and was now ahead of me. We were surrounded by so many wild flowers such as the beautiful cow parsley.
This sign made me smile as there was absolutely nothing using this tiny road at the other side of the bridge. Maybe it was for groups of walkers? Or were we just passing a place?
Mr Teenager was now in his element wanting to show me something. A field full of calves! There were so many, and in the distance a bull and his harem! I'm afraid that the shiny red colour of 'Val' my camera must have spooked them because they got up from their rest, and then rumbled down the field with older cows in pursuit. However, two stayed, one mum and one approaching bull! (The mosaic below should be looked at clockwise).
And so, excitement over, we headed back to the car. Mr Teenager walking on ahead in his own little world.
And me dreaming of getting back home to look at all my roses. The ones in the main garden,
The scent of these climbers is truly magical.
And my yellow roses on the fence, my piece of sunshine.
New life continues to appear in the garden such as this magnificent moth that was out in the day time and seemed to be sunbathing for a while.
So, the week went quickly but I just hope that the weekend goes very slowly. Tick tock goes the dandelion clock, let's hope the wind doesn't blow all the time away!
I would like to also say a HUGE thank you for all the wonderful comments you sent me last week (and being featured on The Homeacre Hop and Simple and Sweet Fridays) and a very happy and warm welcome to my new followers. I have tried to answer as many comments as I can. Thank you also for the wonderful names you have put forward for my giveaway (please see the end of last week's post if you missed this). Miss Teenager is going to choose a couple of names next week. As to what the giveaway is, we are still deciding on this, but it will be something local to us and thoughtful.
I will post the winners before our visit to Peterborough Heritage Weekend. If you are in the area this is a 'must see' (my post from last year is here to give you a taster - this was my second ever post!).
Have a wonderful week.
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