Friday, October 7, 2011

Out and about..........

      Afternoon all, and a wet and windy one it is at that here in 'sunny' Buckley. It came to mind that recently I've allowing a few things slip lately and that ol' devil lethargy and his side kick Mr. Morose have been sneaking up on me, rather like mosses slowly covering a stone - at first you don't notice it but if you're not careful they'll completely swamp you and you'll not see the truth lying underneath. 




      It's certainly not that I haven't been active but the pressure of 'the grind' has been heavy upon me and there just never seem to be enough hours in the day to finish everything, so in the end you end up like the Irish man who was put in a barrel and told to piss in the corner - very dizzy and still with the pain of a full bladder!


      Fortunately I know of a remedy to these woes, a walk in the woods on a crisp autumnal morning - and I do mean crisp! We headed back to Nercwys woods, a place we have not been since the Warthog cut here hock a while ago. As soon as we set foot upon the trails we fell into our routine, Willow investigating anything up to twenty yards ahead and this here Hobbit once again having his breath taken away by nature.


     The walled area where pigs were kept awhile ago now homes a small flock of old breed sheep, and they fitted perfectly within their new surroundings.



      
       All along the trails were signs that autumn has final taken over from summer after the recent mini heat wave that caressed us and teased that it would be warm for a few more weeks to come. I'm one for defined seasons so so finally have autumn weather here is a blessed relief for me at least. There's not many words this clumsy bugger could use to describe the joy of the walk and the relief that it gave from what was beginning to feel like a deepening gloom taking hold. Suffice to say I'll let me quickly taken pictures share some of the walk with you;













 So there we have, few words but a bloody lovely walk that rid my blues afore they even had chance to take a hold of me. Hope that you enjoy this little meander of mine, and for a tease my next post will be serious one upon cider making!


Till then take good care my friends,


John

9 comments:

Lon said...

I just love being out in nature, even if it means sitting under a tree with God's word in my hand and a hot cup of tea, or my eyes closed listening to the ruffling of the leaves.

By the way, those photos are quite breathtaking!!!

Thank you John, so much for sharing!!!

Le Loup said...

That is one very happy dog, & those sheep are very interesting.
Keith.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com

Gorges Smythe said...

The best time of year!

Casey said...

Glad to see you got out to catch some air, John. Always does the spirit good. Autumn is in full swing here also. 3 months from now it will get below 0 degrees F. Damn, but, I'll take this while I can. Nice to see the warthog opening it up!

Take care -

Kath said...

lovely photos, I especially like the ones of Willow galloping towards the camera. Not easy to get action shots of a lurcher LOL

Murphyfish said...

Thank you Lon for your kind words.

Ay the Warthog does raise a smile Keith...

Indeed it is Mr. Smythe, indeed it is.....

Hey Casey, the Warthog is finally reaching her potential for speed after that injury me thinks, best be wrapping up in three months time I’m thinking....

You’re not wrong there Kath, she certainly lives up to Will o the wisp ;o)

Shoreman said...

Always a pleasure to take a walk with you through your local forest. It's different that the forests here and yet, kind of the same. Very enjoyable.

Mark

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Nice walk for sure! They are always refreshing. Love that big green and yellow leaf with dried edges. And Willow too, of course!

Murphyfish said...

Thank you Mark, your always welcome for a stroll here abouts...

Hi Karen, the leaves at this time of year do seem to set the mood don't they..