I went to Aylesbury to visit my daughter and provide a little babysitting where needed. I say babysitting but my granddaughter is far from being a baby being almost twelve.
On the Friday morning while my daughter was at work and my granddaughter at school, I went for a walk.
They are fortunate enough to live on the edge of Aylesury and a couple of minutes walk brings you to fields. Though somewhere not so far away through these fields is the planned route of HS2 and if not that I was told there has been talk of more houses.
I didn’t take my camera with me because I just wanted to relax but I did take my phone so when I couldn’t resist the need to take some photographs I used that.
Having a decent camera I have never bothered much with the settings on the phone so this is very much just point and shoot.
The blackthorn was out in force along the hedgerowsand I was surprised to find the branches covered in lichen.I also saw trees with lichen on the branches but the photograph I took doesn’t show it clearly.
The dandelions were out in force and though as a gardener I hate them, they are very bright and uplifting to the spirit.This photograph shows that they were not so welcome in my daughter’s garden.The bridge across a stream that leads into the fields has a strange superstructure! not sure what they are trying to restrict.The only slightly negative aspect to the area is the row of pylons that march along the grass between houses and fields.
My daughter finishes early on a Friday and in the afternoon we went out to Berkhamsted castle. It is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle dating from the 11th – 13th centuries. Entry is free and it is really only a few ruins.
This is an almost rainbow bookmark she made. (I sewed in the ends and finished it off with the edging.)This is all really ‘practice’ and she isn’t worrying too much if the stitch count varies a bit. She is getting more confident and more even.