Walking in the World

Monthly Archives: April 2015

It’s My Day

Today is World Stationery Day – the holiday with my name on it! For me, happiness has always been a new pen, a notebook, some glue, inks, paperclips, or what have you. If it is sold in a stationery store,…

29 Apr 2015

Sedge in the Woods

With May nearly upon us, we are enjoying our sport of nosing around gardens and woodlands in search of the local flora and fauna. While many of the flowers we find are beautiful and showy, some are just downright strange…

28 Apr 2015

Farewell to a Friend

We said goodbye to a close friend’s father this morning, and my heart is feeling soft and open… that happens when I am invited by design or circumstance to stand close by at times of birth and death. Funerals here in England…

27 Apr 2015

Puttering

Today was a puttering sort of Sunday. Gentle rain has been falling, the air is full of birdsong, and the world smells damp and earthy. I spent most of the day reading and working on little jobs here at home,…

26 Apr 2015

Bold Optimism

To be honest, this photo is a bit misleading in that it looks like spring is struggling to arrive, when in actuality the wildflowers are blooming madly and wildly in both the woods and our gardens, and trees are bursting into…

25 Apr 2015

Floral Carpet

My buddy and I headed out into West Wood to see the wildflowers today.. The wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa) are in their seasonal prime this week, carpeting large swathes of the forest floor. The trees are leafing out at last, and…

24 Apr 2015

Goodbye Winter Boots

I am so ready to kick off my winter boots, but it’s definitely not quite sandal season yet. I found these gorgeous walking shoes in a charity shop in Glastonbury when we were there a few weeks ago — nearly…

23 Apr 2015

Tide’s Out

The River Thames is a tidal river, and the daily rise and fall of the tide is noticeable, especially out here in the estuary where the mighty river meets the North Sea. When the tide is in, the water laps at…

22 Apr 2015

Almost al Fresco

England is not known for being a sidewalk culture, but when the weather is nice, we open our windows and get as close to the outdoors as we can, even in the middle of our towns and cities. Perhaps we…

21 Apr 2015

Chocolat

Yes, this really is a photo of today’s walk. I meandered through our local neighbourhood en route to meet a friend who very loving hand-carried these chocolate delicacies from Stohrer — la plus ancienne patisserie de Paris last night. I am…

20 Apr 2015

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