Monday, 4 June 2012

Would you like to come for a wander?


I hope you have all had a lovely weekend with all the festivities happening.  The weather hasn't been great at all but it doesn't seem to have dampened spirits. 

I thought you might like to come for a wander that I take frequently as it is literally next to my house.  When I was wandering this week I took my camera along so that I could share it with it you.  Lets start from the beginning.

This is the decking area of our garden.  I love sitting out here and listening to the birds all around (that's when Little Budgie and Mini Budgie aren't tearing around like mad things!).

This is the poor weather beaten fence that is the boundary to the back of our garden.  It is in desperate need of a paint.  I have visions of a pretty little white picket fence one day!  So you can see that our garden opens up to this area of wild meadow and trees.  It is beautiful for picniking on!  Let's carry on.

Plenty of bright yellow buttercups everywhere.

I came across this little fellow climbing up to the top of a tall grass stem.  Aren't they beautiful little creatures?

Further out into the field and it is covered in this lovely grass with the fluffy purple heads.  I love the way it wisps back and forth in the breeze. 

When I get to the top of the little bank outside our garden, this is what I see.

A big field full of growing crops.  Isn't it beautiful! There is a little trail that goes all the way around the edge of this field and so it makes a wonderful walk without having to get in the car and drive anywhere.  Here is what is growing in the field.

I am not very knowledgable about these things but I guess it is wheat of some kind.  Today I noticed a stalk of wheat growing in one of the pots on the decking, so it must have seeded itself there! 

We are incredibly thankful to be living next to such beauty and we never get bored of it.  The seasons are so obvious here and the scene is always changing. 

Then after a little peace and quiet (and renewed strength in those times when I need it!) I wander back down the little slope to the garden and of course I stop to talk to my feathered friends!

Hope you enjoyed your walk! Thank you for joining me!  We are going away on a church camp for the next few days so I won't be around but hope you all have a lovely week and I'm sure I will have lots to tell you when I'm back.


  1. How wonderful to have such a glorious space right at the end of your garden, you are very lucky indeed.

  2. Hey Rachel, I am visiting via Little Woollie......what a lovely spot you live in.......
    love the back fence in all it's rustic, glory.

    How wonderful to be able to climb through the fence and wander through the meadow and bordering farmland......a very special spot.

    Hope you have fine weather for the camp......

    Claire :}

  3. Oh Rachel, you live in such a beautiful place! Very jealous that you have all that gorgeousness just beyond your garden! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Victoria xx

  4. have a lovely time at camp xx your chickens look like mine!!


  5. It's great to be out in the country away from all the hustle and bustle. I havn't seen a ladybird yet, but I did spot a white cabbage butterfly.....will have to keep a special eye on the cabbages!! I really want some hens now :0D

  6. Wow, you have a lovely stretch of land.

    Aren't chickens just such sweet little birds. I'm so fond of my tiny flock.


  7. Lovely garden and beautiful views, thanks for showing us! I do like your feathered friends too :) Hope you're having a nice time at camp.
    Jane x

  8. Hello I am Shari one of your new followers. I came across your blog through MaryJanes Tearoom and I must say.. it is so nice here. I am also a big crocheter so please come visit me as well so we can share some great ideas!!!

  9. Thanks for taking us on your walk it was beautiful!Lovely piccies and stunning scenery.I love ladybirds:)
    Enjoy your trip and look forward to hearing all about it.xxxx