Last weekend, I was doing some early morning scything to cut some grass around my vegetable patches. It’s a very peaceful start to the day that I enjoy very much. The ideal time to cut grass with a scythe is around dawn when the grass is wet with dew. Sometimes when I’m doing this, there are pheasants in the adjacent field, sometimes a fox, and sometimes other birds. It’s like we’re all out and about to get the day started. The image below shows a strip that I’d just finished cutting with the scythe.
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After putting the scythe away, I noticed there where a couple of pheasants (and a crow) on the lawn near the house looking for food (see image below). I didn’t want to scare them off so I stayed quiet and wondered how close I could get to them if I moved very slowly and quietly. Read more
In the middle of March, Gloria and I went skiing in the French Alps. As you can see from this photo, it’s a long way from where I was born – 18,525 kms away to be exact!
It was quite an interesting and eventful holiday and there are a few more photos below, plus a little more on what happened.
I saw this sign in a pub in North Wales and it cracked me up. It says it’s from the Somerset and Dorset Railway in 1864 and it looks quite old but, who knows, maybe I’ve been played. I did a bit of research on the web and it looks like you can buy original, antique, cast-iron versions of this Somerset and Dorset Railway sign, and a lot of recent reproductions are available as well.
On Tuesday last, I went to the Chelsea Flower Show in London for the first time. The UK and particularly London is all so new to me. I’ve seen almost nothing of London, and England in general, and there’s so much to see.
I’m very glad to have had the opportunity to go to the Chelsea Flower Show. It was a wonderful day with so much of Nature’s beauty on display.
Here are some of my photos from the day.
Chelsea Flower Show 2015
Finding these nice Bluebell’s was a surprise today. As part of exploring around my new home in the UK, I’m in the habit of just taking paths and seeing where they lead. Today I received the treat of finding these lovely Bluebell fields in the woods nearby. It was delightful to wander amongst them in peace and serenity. Very grounding and meditative.
I ended up walking for 1 hour and 50 minutes today, so I’m definitely getting into this walking thing. I’m trying to walk like Thich Nhat Hahn suggested in his book The Miracle of Mindfulness, in a very mindful and meditative way. It’s a good way to welcome more peace in my life.
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