A COLD MOUNTAIN STREAM, MOSSY BANKS AND BEECH TREES
After the incredibly hot months of June & July, August has been cold and very wet, so, when the sun managed to peek through for a little while on Monday afternoon, John and I enjoyed a lovely walk deep in the valley.
How good it was to be out here, breathing in the fresh clean air and feeling the warmth of the sun on my face. We walked along side this pretty stream, the waters of which tumbled nosily over rocks, it not only looked cold, but felt so too, as I discovered on dipping my hand in.
A recent post on Alice’s blog (A Growing Delight), has made me think about trees more and take note of the beauty of their bark. I was very mindful of this as we walked through this small grove of beech trees, It was interesting to see that many trees had dates and initials carved into their bark, dating back over many years. Yes, I thought, this cool shady place must have been a favourite spot for lovers to meet and sit on the mossy banks alongside the river. I could imagined the pride the girl would have felt to see her boy carve their names for passers by to see, or maybe holiday makers, enjoying their time here, simply wanted to record their visit with name and date with a promise in their hearts to return again one day.
For whatever reason the trees were carved, this truly is a special place and I can well understand that over the years folk have wanted to linger here for a while, just as John and I did yesterday.
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