I am so unfit!
Yesterday, a friend took me on a walk from RSPB Fairburn Ings through the countryside and the village of Ledsham, which has a marvellous pub, although of course we weren’t able to whet our whistle there on this occasion.
Instead we got very muddy and took photographs of
sheep, which my friend told me were thought to huddle in this way when they expected it to rain.
I was also intrigued to see a field of maize haulms still standing. I wonder what the farmer is going to do with them?
In addition to the photos, I came home with a bunch of ivy (Hedera helix) to decorate the house for Christmas. In January, I made a headband with Old Sleningford willow for the Wassail and decided that come Christmas it would make a good base for a wreath.
I just need to trim my holly bush and then I can get going with the creation. However, I was exhausted when I got home yesterday afternoon and thus slept for several hours, which meant a late night and then late start to today!
I definitely don’t feel in the festive mood this year. Colleagues have been sharing images of their trees and other decorations; and my neighbours have have their decorations up and out since November. But Brexit and the pandemic have been filling my thoughts.
Come what may, I hope you will all enjoy the next couple of weeks. And that 2021 will be a less lonely and worrying time.