Sunday, 13 September 2009
BOUNTIFUL NATURE - Part 1
Today, Alan is spending the day driving around West Somerset villages to take photos for his 3d photography website.
Miss P and I stayed at home and decided to go out berry picking around the lanes and fields nearby. Within 10 minutes of arriving at our first chosen location, we heard some miaowing. We could tell it was Larry. He was some way from home, he had crossed the railway line (steam trains only) and ended up in the middle of brambles and bushes. He had obviously followed us but taking the awkward route!
Eventually he managed to find a way through and joined us with the blackberry picking.
The blackberries were plentiful
Larry enjoying some attention.
Time to head back closer to home.
As it became a lot warmer, we went back home to get rid of our coats before going back out again.
A train went by as we looked for more blackberries
We left this field for another one nearby, this time in search of...
and Sloe berries
Ooh hello Larry, back again?...
A colourful harvest
It certainly beats supermarket fruit!
We've had a great time. Miss P has always shown an interest in the outdoors, especially insects, wildlife and plants. She is gradually learning more and more about the flowers/wild berries/plants/trees around us and what some of their benefits and uses are.
I like using plants and essential oils for therapeutic or healing properties.
More to follow...In my next post (Part 2) Find out what I will be making with the berries....
I hope that you are all having a great weekend!
P.S: Niki, yes I would agree with your last comment in previous post which made me laugh. I definitely am a bit of a country bumpkin at heart ;-))! Although I have lived in towns most of my life, living in the countryside suits me far more.