Walk in the Woods 12th January

When we arrived, the car park was quiet, so we guessed we were likely to meet up with people because it always seems to work out that way.
The sun through the trees was quite lovely, though I don’t think my pictures do it much justice.
We walked down to the bottom perimeter fence for a change and remembered happy times with Maggie rushing ahead to explore.
It was along here that she flipped a rabbit kitten out of curiosity but didn’t harm it.
The silver birch is still there, the one that looks like several trees became entwined.
Just beyond this point is the fence and a huge field which at the moment is full of leeks.
but it wasn’t here that the farmer gave me an armful for our stew all those years ago.

A young Mum with a pushchair and another woman with a dog were coming towards us, so we took a side cutting and found ourselves alongside the concrete bunker that Maggie had once been fascinated with, running from one end to the other trying to find a way in. Once the women had passed us, we got back on the track which was becoming increasingly muddier so we decided to climb the small bank and walk back along other tracks of yesteryear.
They are all overgrown with bracken at the moment, but a bit too cold for adders though Hubby thrashed everything in our path with his sticks just in case.
We found a squirrel’s dining table and a tree ahead was full of wrens.
Sadly they were too quick for me, but I did snap this chap. Sorry it’s not very good.

Again as we stomped through the bracken we thought of Maggie and how she would lead the way. She never went too far ahead, always stopping to look over her shoulder to make sure we were following. Her other ‘route finds’ are at the top end of the woods and we haven’t been up that far yet. But for now we had our memories.

Pictures taken around 2014.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Walk in the Woods 12th January

  1. Steve Tanham says:

    Few things as glorious as tall trees!

  2. I envy your woods. So glad you were able to walk through trees and memories

  3. What lovely memories and what good shots you caught! The birdie photo was just fine, you really caught the detail of the little guy in my opinion! What a lovely day! 🙂

  4. murisopsis says:

    I can’t wait for your next pup to arrive so that you can take walks in the woods and make more wonderful memories!

  5. willowdot21 says:

    A beautiful place to visit 💜

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