Friday, 4 December 2020

4th December - A Winter walk

 The weather today is much the same as yesterday but with less rain, thank goodness, I went on a naughty elf trail with Joanne and the kids today and was dreading walking around in the rain, the cold I can cope with, and it was very cold.  Joanne had booked this walk some time ago and the place is only open for ticketed events at the moment.

We set off at 10.30, I opened my lovely advents before we set off but only took a photo when I got back, so sorry if the light is bad

The naughty elves trail was at Arley Arboretum, it's about a twenty minute drive from us.  I've only been here once before and that was in the Winter too.  They have a laburnum arch, (the longest in Britain) and a rhododendron and azalea walk so I must make a note to go back when they are in flower, as I have plenty of time on my hands now I have no excuse do I :-)

Anyway, I'll leave you today with some photos of our walk, some very tall trees and lovely lichen.








Some of the naughty elves we found




The laburnum walk, not much to look at in Winter, I'll have to make a note in my diary to go back in the Spring.


Some of the trees were so tall, its hard to see how tall from photos


You can get more of an idea how tall when Joanne and Bonnie are by them.


I'm fascinated by lichen, it was on a lot of trees in the orchard



It was nice to get out for a change, I have to force myself to get out sometimes but when I do I feel so much better afterwards.

See you tomorrow
- X-

7 comments:

Jackie said...

You had a lovely visit. My those elves get into mischief.

God bless.

Barb said...

What a fun way to spend the day! The children are so cute!!

butterfly said...


Loved your Advent again.
And your photos of your trip .
Your GC are so sweet , what a lovely magical trip.
Have a happy weekend.

Jo said...

What a great day out, I bet the kids loved it. You must remember to go back when the Rhododendrons are in flower, there's a rhododendron walk at Temple Newsam and we always try to visit at flowering time, they're such a riot of colour when they're grown en masse.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

What a special day.

Carol said...

Christmas must be such a fun time of year to do things like this with your grandchildren. Looks like a gorgeous place even if the sun wasn't shining. The naughty elves must have been fun for little Bonnie to try to spot :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a fun day, lovely photographs :)

All the best Jan