It was great fun, although most of the fruits have finished, so it was a case of you could find blackberries, rosehips, apples, pears, etc, if you'd come earlier!
The man who led the walk was very knowledgeable, he not only knew about the local Flora and Fauna, he was also able to give a history of "Ham Lands" and told us about "bat walks" in June, I'm certainly going to attend those next summer. I often see them flitting about, but had no idea there was so many in this area.
|I was impressed with the number of people interested in foraging|
|The apples are nearly all gone|
|and the rosehips|
|The blackberry bushes are empty|
|But I did find a mushroom,|
However, I'm not knowledgeable so decided to leave it in the ground.
Today as a special treat for me, Richmond have decided to dig up the pavements right outside my house, during the hottest October heatwave in over a hundred years!
I know I should be glad, it will be lovely to have a new pavement. (Although I'm also sure a utility company is waiting around the corner to come and dig it up and ruin its' beauty.)
So now I have a choice of windows closed and being hot, or windows open and the house being full of dust! I've gone for option one, with the added advantage of the noise not being quite so loud!
|A lovely drill was used to break up the pavement and concrete!|
|I'm not sure how to cross the road!|
|And just to make sure I (or my neighbours) can't park too near our houses|
we have a store of sand and cement right across the road from us!
|Blinds down, windows closed|
|Electric fan whirring!|
Rather selfishly, I wish it could have been done over the summer, whilst I was away!