I looked out of the front bedroom window this morning to see a bright day and blue sky. A quick breakfast and i was away. What i really should have done was look out of the back bedroom window because from there the view would have been black clouds and a definite promise of rain.
I was going to leave my waterproof at home but i'm glad i didn't. Within 300yds of leaving it started to rain. Nothing heavy, but enough to bring on a rainbow.
My route into Tandle Hill Park was one i do regularly but it doesn't matter how many times i do it i never tire of seeing it in differing light and changing seasons.
I picked my way carefully through the beautiful copper beech leaf mold, being extra careful not to slip on the covered wet root systems. I didn't want to cause myself any ill effects. I was surprised to still see so many wonderful fungi specimens with it being so late in the season.
The squirrels were busy gathering and hiding and refused to stay still long enough to get a photo. The Jays were trying to stay unseen.
Here are a few of the fungi photo's i took today.
This has to be one of the biggest bracket fungi that i have ever seen.
Gently meandering through the woodland was indeed a pleasure. The light was tremendous, the leaves crisp and spinning about in the breeze. The sky was bright now with large blue patches.
Coming out of the woods the views across to the mast at Windy Hill seemed so close.
Anyway he said i could keep walking but no running for about another 3-4 weeks and then only short distances.
When i told him about this weekends 18k walk he had a bit of a sharp intake of breath moment but said if i feel ok then go for it. I am going to ache next Monday, i can feel it coming on.