Saturday, 12 April 2008

Come walk with me again.

                        

Good Evening, I can’t believe that this is my first entry this month don’t really know why have been a bit busy but not that busy. Have been reading a great deal working and sitting in the garden when the weather has been warm enough and trying to get fit for our holiday in three weeks time.

Stuart and I took a walk along the disused railway line yesterday morning and I took the pictures above nothing very grand but it gives you an idea of our surroundings.

We are trying to get walking again as we are off on holiday at the beginning of next month and we will need to be a bit fitter than we are after the winter. It has been so cold and wet and we have both been suffering with sore hips and I also have a bad knee at the moment we are hoping the warmer weather will help us. We do a lot of walking when we are bird watching so we will have to keep at it

In the huge tree at the bottom of our garden I think it’s a Sycamore about forty odd feet tall and very old has acquired a pair of crows. They have been sitting there since February and have been trying to build a nest for the past three weeks. We think they must be a inexperienced pair as they have been absolutely hopeless they have brought in stick after stick and laying them on the same branch of the tree and it they all fell through. At last on Thursday they managed to get a couple of sticks to sit and from then on they are getting on like a house of fire. You must be wondering how I can see the happening it because my kitchen window looks our onto the tree and I can see all what is happening up there and I have had a look with my binoculars too. I wish them well even if I will have to put up with all the caw-ing all summer.

This afternoon Stuart and I sat down while the rain and the hail was thumping down and watched a movie I had recorded a few weeks ago. It was a very old movie black and white but it was one I had not seen and Stuart wanted to see again. What was it ….Staring Gregory Peck in ‘ To Kill a Mockingbird. What a great movie it was it did not seem dated at all just a great story so well made and so well acted of course Gregory Peck never make a bad picture did he. They don’t make them like that any more.

Till next time

                                                Love

New entry in book Journal today.

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11 comments:

jeadie05 said...

I enjoyed taking the walk with you today what gorgeous scenery Joan ,such a contrast to here in the Fens ,Oh gosh are you going away soon ? To kill a Mocking bird is a great film, yes I agree ...love Jan xx,

cayasm said...

I love the film "To Kill A Mocking Bird" it was on a few weeks ago very late, it never dates, this was the first and only book the author Harper Lee had written some say it was aubiographical. Hope you knee gets better soon if your going to be walking more well only if the weather improves.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

jlocorriere05 said...

You live in a beautiful area Joan, I hope your knee gets better for your holiday. Winter tends to stiffen us up doesn't it?! I bought the book of To Kill A Mockingbird a few months back, I've not had time to read it yet but I remember the film was good. I hope the crows don't make too much noise, I used to live opposite a lot of sycamore trees and they were full of crows. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

sdrogerson said...

tell me about it - quite a thought to get moving after the winter.
You have been lucky to get some warm weather I managed 10 minutes on Friday before we had sleet.

mariealicejoan said...

I hope your knees and hips feel better soon Joan.  Loved the pictures of your walk, especially the hills and the horses.  We used to have an old rail line that we could walk on in Chester when we lived there.  You could walk all the way in to Wales and we often did.  No such thing down here, at least not that I know of anyways!  I miss it!
Marie
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ukgal36 said...

Loved the pics!
Lyn

astoriasand said...

HI JOAN JUST TRYING A LITTLE READING AND COMMENTING TONIGHT.AFTER 12HOURS INTHE HOME.THERE IS A NEW WALK WHERE I HAVE COME TO LIVE SINCE I LAST LIVED THIS WAY.THATS AN OLD RAILWAY LINE TOO.THEY HAVE RE-NAMED IT THE GREENWAY.APPARENTLY IT GOES FOR MILES AND MILES BUT JUST SHORT OF MY TOWN IT LEADS TO A COUNTRY PARK.SO I SHALL BE TAKING SOME PICS MYSELF THIS SUMMER PROBABLY TO SHOW YOU.WHOOPS!!! SORRY ABOUT THE BLOCKS.I HOPE YOU AND STUART SOON FEEL MUCH BETTER WITH YOUR ACHES AND PAINS.ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY WHEREVER YOU ARE GOING.OUCH!!! PAINS HERE TOO LOL!!!! I HAVE PLENTY LOL!!AS FOR THE CROWS OH! I DON'T LIKE THOSE SCAVENGERS HE-HE.GREGORY PECK COR BLIMEY  IT'S A LONG TIME SINCE I SAW A FILM WITH HIM IN.THEY DON'T MAKE THEM TODAY LIKE THEY USED TO NO.I LOVE THE OLD FILMS.SO TAKE CARE UNTIL NEXT TIME.THANKYOU FOR YOUR NICE WORDS TO ME IN YOUR COMMENTS.GOD BLESS KATH astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jmoqueen said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not portaloos lol..............*shivers* ;)  Glad you managed to get out for a walk.  It's good to keep fit and active when you can isn't it :o)  Sorry to hear about your sore hips and bad knee though xx

Jenny

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kirkbyj05 said...

I enjoyed that little tootle with you Joan.  
To Kill A Mockingbird was a wonderful film.  I too had the book once.  I don't know what happened to it so must treat myself to it again.  A brilliant story and read.
I know how your joints are feeling after this long winter.  Hope you limber up in time for your holidays.
Jeanie xxxx

jodimaiden said...

lovely photo's I hope your hips and knee get better before your holidays.
Hugs Diane xx

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ekgillen said...

I love the pics!!
Gillie