It just seems to keep going doesn't it? Not that I'm complaining! I've been trying to make the most of it, with the odd foray into the great outdoors when time allows.
It's been ages since I posted - apologies, busy weekends! A couple of weekends ago, as an after-birthday-lunch-walk for a friend, we had a quick yomp in the delightful Cotswold surroundings where they live, including visiting a lovely meadow with the source of the Bristol Avon (not to be confused with the Hampshire Avon, that also confusingly starts in Wiltshire...). Lovely clear water, but quite a different water chemistry, coming from the clay.
Saturday, 3 September 2016
The Bank Holiday weekend was certainly one of contrasting weather. We ventured out for a quick pootle around Martin Down on Sunday, but the drizzly weather meant that the final flourish of butterflies were largely hunkered down. Nevertheless, I marveled at the beauty of the raindrops clinging to the seed heads of Traveller's Joy/Old Man's Beard/Wild Clematis (call it what you will - so many names!).