Monday walk…in memoriam

Posted: November 18, 2019 in Monday walk
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Every so often, we got a day where it wasn’t actively raining and we seized the moment to enjoy it to the fullest. While my s-i-l took one of the dogs for a long run, I (who am a fast-twitch muscle/sprinter/100-200m “distance” runner), took a nice walk to find a memorial in the forest.

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When it’s been raining, you start seeing fungus and although there were many that had dried out due to the long drought, some survived, while others were beginning to thrive.

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Bundle a number of these branches together and you have a broom of the sort used before you could just go buy one and still used by some.

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This part of the forest was beautifully quiet among the majestic trees.

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“Here August 9, 1944 are heroically fallen…”

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You can see how little rain there had been by the level of this lake. As I saw walking along the path, a very large black snake suddenly slithered across the path in front of my and plopped into the water!! Quite a shock!

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This part was quite mucky, possibly part of the lake during wetter times. When I got a bit further along, there was a gate and some electric fence in the path, so discretion being the better part of valor, I turned back the way I’d come. Didn’t see the snake again, though, and you can bet I was looking!

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I did see these flowers and

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these still-green ferns.

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That’s it for today’s walk. I’m sorry, you’ll have to provide your own drink and snack today. But thanks for coming along. Perhaps we can hit the bakery next trip.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Excellent, an amazing walk. 🙂

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely colours. Am glad your snake encounter was short and singular.

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    It was all a lovely walk until the snake encounter. After that point, you can be sure that even I was looking for the possibility of more {shudder}

  4. Dan Antion says:

    These are so beautiful, Janet. Well done!

  5. marianallen says:

    Thanks for the walk. Fortunately, I brought two oatmeal stouts and two cheese and honey mustard sandwiches for us to share.

  6. I used to play golf in high school. It was common to roll up your pants or wear shorts, hop in to the stream that ran through the course and look for lost golf balls. Years later, I went back to the course. Can’t remember if I played or not, but went in that river. The course had kinda run down a little by then and, inside of a few short minutes, I saw 2 snakes in the river and 2 on the bank in the grass. I high-tailed it out!

  7. restlessjo says:

    No cake to be had anywhere today! I’ve set a very bad example 🙂 🙂 Thanks, Janet!

  8. What a wonderful and beautiful walk! I love the tall trees and the pond.

  9. de Wets Wild says:

    Beautiful and exciting, and steeped in history too!

  10. Hammad Rais says:

    Such an amazing day to be spent outdoors. Very lovely snaps these are, Janet 🙂

  11. Prior... says:

    not sure where my comment went – but I was here a bit ago – well I am back and just wanted to say this was beautiful – enjoyed seeing the memorial – and the ending ferns. Ferns are such. gift – eh?