Monday, 13 March 2006

A Bracing walk through the woods

               Good evening everyone ,I'm later posting today as you know Maurice ,is on holiday so we've been out exploring !!We drove over to Holme Fen ,a few short miles away ,parked up and set off in the direction the map pointed ,we walked through birch woods that arent awake yet ,still look very wintery ,like wise the ferns along the bridal paths are a rusty colour ,we made a resolve to come back in a few weeks when spring comes to the area ,We walked for a while and saw a fox in the distant bracken,on abit further we spied the muntjaks feeding ,not much bird song ,I'm sorry to say ,we walked for what seemed like miles ,well at least two !but for someone who is used to being parked in front of the PC all day !!not bad !!We met a couple of ladies walking their dogs Scooby was pleased to meet the greyhound ,but the other dog we were informed isnt very sociable so was kept away further into the wood ,on we went then to my delight came across lots of lovely snowdrops ,in such a lovely setting ,much as I was tempted the only ones I brought home were in the camera,well maybe another half mile and ,yes there they were ,The posts I told you about in the entry I did a few weeks ago,entitled the lowest of the low ,where I explained why the land around is shrinking ,The cast iron posts  were sunk completely ,in 1852 ,And  now towers more than four metres above ground showing how the peat has shrunk .One of the posts was replced about fifty years ago ,to replace one that had completely disintergrated .So there you have it ,pictures of some thing I told you about ,and something Maurice and I were  very interested to see ,Have a good evening everyone with love from

                                             Thanks for this one too ,Sandra .

20 comments:

wobblymoo said...

Sounds like a nice pleasant day, I bet you are feeling it now :o)

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, what an interesting entry.  I loved the photos and thought at first that the  area looked so like Black park near to us.  Of course it isn`t at all like it really, apart from the birches and the muntjak deer because the ground there is peat and Black Park is very sandy.  Isn`t it amazing how the ground has just disappeared like that, I`ll bet it`s a lovely place to visit in the Spring time.  No doubt Scooby really enjoyed his day at Holme Fen. :o)

Sandra xxxx

woodsey2 said...

Sounds like you had a good day, nice to get out when the air is so crisp and fresh but brrrrr cold!

Jo xxx

mmaubern said...

Smashing pictures

redpoppy007 said...

you are lovely.  I love your Scooby he is so handsome;)
Very interesting reading about England..excellent journal.
Cassie

mllevl said...

You look so cosy in your poncho!!  You did have a good walk and the snowdrops are lovely in their natural setting.  like the holiday home!!(pic13) PS..what is Maurice doing by that tree?  Eve

madcobug said...

Your poncho is lovely. Your entry was very interesting on how the ground has shrunk. The snowdrops are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your walk with us. Helen

rachealcarol said...

The ponco's great Jan, I love the colour.  Very jealous of the snowdrops, they're really plentiful there.  All three of you enjoyed your ramble, those are lovely interesting pictures.  Amazed how much the land has sunk. Rache

elainey2465 said...

Awww looks like you had a lovely time and yes the snowdrops are lovely - amazing how them delicate little flowers manage to be strong enough to push up through the earth isnt it. Im going for a long walk in the woods tomorrow hope to be taking many photographs. Its my doggie's birthday tomorrow he will be 4. Love Laine xxxx
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sdrogerson said...

looks lovely - ps so do you :-)

kokoapuffy1 said...

I love the your knitted poncho, you are so talented. Thanks for revisiting the Fen, the snowdrops are so beautiful. Glad that you took Scooby along , and that enjoyed your outing.          ~Deborah

kategshepherd said...

Next time, please please please please can Maddie and I come along. It looks lovely. Love you both, back at work today and don't my back know it! Talk about in agony. Never mind! C U soon.  

jules19642001 said...

it looks beautiful there, the poncho is gorogeous...........Jules xx
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jeanno43 said...

Wonderful pictures Jan, I love the snowdrops and the poncho is gorgeous!!!  Do you take orders? lol

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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan, Pete read your entry with much interest,says he wants to see the posts even more now.It sounds a very intreresting walk all round  for you ,the snowdrops look so pretty.Hope you enjoy your time with Maurice on Holiday. A lovely rose with your Janet sig......Love Jeanxx

jaymact1 said...

Lovely pictures of the Fens and the Snowdrops. Love your poncho what kind of yarn is that as it looks really cosy. Love Joan.

ally123130585918 said...

Jan loved your photographs ~ And a really interesting journey today ~ I enjoyed it ~ Ally

jmoqueen said...

Great photos - sounds like you had a really good day :-)

icklemisssexpot said...

The snowdrops are gorgeous....I do like snowdrops and crocuses, not so keen on daffies though...I must plant some and see if they appear next year...Need someone to remind me right time to plant them though LOL...Looks a lovely place for a walk :o)   Caff xxx

faircolleen said...

I LOVE your poncho Jan!!!! The colours are fab! Its suits you very much.Snowdrops are so pretty too.Interesting about the Fens too.More please lol.