I went for a walk at the weekend with Lacey and Euan through the 'Shire'. I tried to get some video of Lacey with a 'branch' unfortunately it seems I only recorded myself heavy breathing for two minutes...so I will spare you that. I managed to keep the rusty old shopping trolley out of shot for this photograph. This place is known as 'Pike's Pool'. I am not sure anything could live in this swampy muddy mess. The Pike would probably be radioactive. Euan wanted me to play 'The Lord of The Rings.' I was on the look out for 'Black Riders'.
I looked carefully and got allocated the part of 'Gandalf' to play. I felt very important for about three minutes.
Euan was Gimley the Dwarf. Lacey was as close to a 'Black Rider' that we got.
Then came my bitter blow. I was abruptly demoted from being 'Gandalf' and I was reappointed as "The Dwarf's Fat Mother!" Charming! Kids eh! It is a good job I love him! He is lucky he did not end up in the stinky water!
On a brighter note I spotted some catkins. I also spotted some early signs of 'May Blossom' on the Hawthorn Bushes. Gimley got bored as I tried very hard to photograph them.
I didn't quite manage a good shot here either. I really need a photography class. Take my word for it anyway...green shoots and little tiny buds. Everything looks prettier in 'the Shire' in the Spring.
This is the River Arrow. It runs through the town along through Worcestershire and joins up with The River Avon in Warwickshire, Shakespeare Country, 'Stratford Upon Avon'. I must take a trip to Stratford and get some photographs of Shakespeare's Birthplace to share with you. It is a lovely place to go shopping too!
This is our local Duck Pond. It was not a very photogenic day. We have just had some very wet and windy weather. Still no 'Black Riders'. I did spot some new shoots of 'Dogwood' though which looked very bright and cheery.
Do you want to know how I know it is 'Dogwood'? You can tell by the bark! We returned home to 'Hobbington' from our adventure, safe and well, even if one of us had a dented ego!