The images that accompany this blogpost were gathered today when I undertook a six mile walk out of the village of Holymoorside west of Chesterfield. The starting point was just twenty five minutes from this keyboard and Clint did not complain about the run out.
For mid-September, the day was unseasonably mild and I was wishing that I had put a T-shirt and shorts on. By the time I reached the top of Nab Lane I was sweating like a pig with five and a half miles still to go.
On Harewood Moor these three young sheep turned to look at me. They were but lambs in the springtime - frolicking and gambolling as lambs are wont to do...
A fly agaric mushroom viewed from above:-
Wild roses near Harewood Grange....
A view of Harewood House Farm....
And oh, it was good to be out. Putting in the miles and rebuilding my strength. I did not encounter even one other walker and at the end my feet felt like lead weights as I trudged back up the hill to Clint where flasks of cold water were waiting in his boot (American: trunk).
Ah, fine photographs which let me enjoy a lovely virtual walk, and that without a single drop of sweat upon me.ReplyDelete
Like watching sport on the telly.Delete
It never ceases to amaze me that you can go for a long walk and not meet anybody.ReplyDelete
Perhaps they see me coming and warnings are then put out on mobile phones.Delete
Beautiful scenery all the way. I had lead weight legs and feet myself on the way home from the shop this morning, it's only a short walk, but I guess the muscles haven't yet recovered from the garden work I did yesterday.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you need to join a gym River. You will need a pink leotard in lycra. Please post pictures.Delete
Yikes! What an image! No no no! Besides, gyms here are hellish expensive and none close to my home.Delete
Such a long walk in warm weather, and you left the water in the car?ReplyDelete
Anyway, I am glad you had the chance to be out and once again experience the joy of putting one foot in front of the other.
I glugged a pint of water before setting off. That was enough.Delete
Glad you enjoyed your walk. Surprised that you didn't see a single soul the whole time you were out. No-one to tell you their life story or a catalogue of their ailments.ReplyDelete
The sheep look quite inquisitive and perhaps they had a story to tell?
They would tell a tale of exploitation and persecution going back many generations. It's a dog's life being a sheep!Delete
We do often get very pleasant weather in the second half of September.ReplyDelete
It can be lovely and settled. We are off to the southern Lake District tomorrow so I hope it stays that way Taz.Delete
Why do I know the name Glendale Farm?ReplyDelete
Those mushrooms look delicious. You should collect some and have a fry up.
It's always good to embiggen your photos. Is that Heather in the last photo?
Yes it is heather Andrew - but it is past its flowering period now. Fly agaric is an hallucinogenic mushroom.Delete
Great autumnal photos. I always enjoy your walks YP.ReplyDelete
That's kind of you to say so Dave.Delete
A nice picture of the fly agaric. I have never heard of such a mushroom so had to google it. Evidently it is poisonous but edible. One must parboil it a couple times first to lesson the toxins before consumption unless ones wants to hallucinate. I also learned that there are three subsets of the fly agaric and one theory suggests they all originate from Alaska since it is the only spot in the world where all three subsets can be found.ReplyDelete
I guess that mushroom spores can travel far upon the wind. It is sometimes said that fly agaric may have spawned the Santa Claus mythology - with flying reindeer etc..Delete
I like those sheep with their gentle spotted faces.ReplyDelete
It was nice how they stopped to look at me before their inevitable escape.Delete
That is one alien-looking shroom!ReplyDelete
Eat one and you will be flying like Santa.Delete
Perhaps Glen and I should put up a house name- Glendale Ranch.ReplyDelete
Nice walk. As always, I am jealous.
Better still - Maryglen Wellness Retreat.Delete
It feels good to exercise. I brought my stationary bike upstairs to get some exercise without hurting my feet and old muscles are coming back to life.ReplyDelete
As always, lovely photos and fresh air.
If I couldn't go a-walking I would be bereft.Delete
I also enjoyed your walk not comment very much but I read your blog. Love the picture of the lamb,love to be with you on a virtual walk,thank youReplyDelete
Thanks for being there Orly.Delete