It was Stressful Wednesday, and I had been obsessing with the rolling news half the night (less than four hours’ sleep) and all day until lunchtime. It was gorgeous outside, and I hadn’t done my little there-and-back walk from my house for a very long time. I wondered if it was possible to distract myself for an hour or so.
It was. I can honestly say that I did not give the US presidential election a single thought all the time I was out.
Down to the end of my road,
through a small passageway to my left, up the lane to the main road where the prep school is situated, and back again. Views and details.
I spent a few minutes trying to capture hedge reflections in the puddles at the side of the road. This is the only vaguely successful image.
So I raised my eyes to the lane ahead, and thought that they’d soon be flailing the hedges.
Time to turn round.
From now on, I was facing the low autumn sun.
I was intrigued by this very new fencing on either side of this track, which on first glance appeared to be creating two paths. A closer look made me realise that in fact it was protecting new hedging. I waited for the sheep to be ushered into the right-hand field, and for the ‘shepherd’ to come back to his van, to my left. From him I learned that in fact this was his project. Living in town, he owned nine acres, and was putting native hedging around the three fields, for the benefit of wildlife. 600 metres so far. Brilliant!
I started this post early on Saturday afternoon. I broke off about three pictures ago to watch CNN, and caught the moment the result was announced. Stressful Wednesday was worth it!
Olive Simpson said:
What a lovely walk to have on your doorstep – and it has been a beautiful Autumn in town too – seriously enhanced by the latest news from the US of A!
Yes, I’ve enjoyed looking at your own pictures. Doesn’t the sun help?!
What a beautiful walk, thanks for all those lovely photographs.
A beautiful walk, and today a beautiful result!
A good way to take your mind of stressful things.
I should do it more often!
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Excellent record of your mind distracting walk. Impressed by the planned hedge building. You timed it so well before the great news broke.
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I tuned in because it was said that the incumbent was going to make a speech at 4pm, and I wanted to see if the networks would cut him off again. In the event he was playing golf!
Tu as bien fait de te changer les idées pendant ce long suspense, à l’heureux résultat , ouf ! Bravo pour le berger qui replante des haies.
Beaucoup aimé tes détails comme la berce (Hogweed), le lierre…
En perspective, les futures balades repérées, à faire même sans stress pour te motiver !
I’m out again on Wednesday …