My daily walk with Nella is something I really look forward to.
I love to see the changing landscape as one season meets another.
Most of the land is used for grazing....sheep and cattle.
The meadow will soon be cut and stored for winter feed. I watched the meadow browns flit from grass to grass.
Hops grow in the hedgerow. This is one of the host plants for the Comma butterfly. They do well here.
During the winter months this area partially floods, and turns into a fairly large lake.
Eventually I reach the river. The water lily are in bloom. It is fairly shallow this year due to the dry Spring.
The water is clear...........I sometimes see the heron on this stretch.
The verges are left until September. They are full of wildflowers which is a wonderful food source for insects and birds.
Life changes, we change. I hope with all my heart that this area never changes, that it will always be protected. We need wide open spaces, places where we can breath and feel in touch with Mother Nature. Time to stand and take in all that surrounds us..........