Sunday, 20 March 2016

Through the woods

Glorious sunny days two weekends running! What is the British weather coming to? It was too good to miss so we headed out for a walk through the woods. One of my favourite parts of these woods is the sunlight dancing on the brook as it babbles along.

Not much to see yet in the way of plant growth but I was thrilled to find a small patch of scarlet elf cup fungus.

There were lots of lesser celandine too. I'm so looking forward to the return of all the other woodland flowers.

The birds were in full song and fluttering about. We saw lots of nuthatch taking advantage of the seed stations and could hear their distinctive call all through our walk - if you click on the link, you can listen to an audio clip.

Also lots of great tits, coal tits, blue tits and robins. All of them are very common in this area.

Oh, and one not so common but very happy crocodile!

In other news, I thought I'd share the progress of my ripple blanket. It's one of those projects just to pick up now and again so that I always have some crochet to do, so it's slow and steady.  I've completed one row of each of my colours and have just started the repeats.


Of course, there's also the weekly kirigami update. Inevitably there was a St Patrick's themed design but my favourite was the one at top left.

Only four working days to Easter but also to having a couple of weeks leave. I can't wait! I have a feeling these four days will drag - fingers crossed they don't! x


  1. Beautiful photos from your walk. I'm looking forward to all the spring brings now too... 366 Days Wild had been really hard some days in the last couple of months and it should get much easier over the coming weeks!

    I also have four weeks to go until two weeks off and I can't wait! There's wildlife trust work to do so not all time off, but a break from school is much needed!

    I like the top left kirigami this time too.

  2. These are gorgeous photos! Those elf caps are weeeeeeeird, just like ears!!!
    I was so excited to see your Nuthatch. I hadn't heard of them until I taught some lessons to my year 2's based on bird song where we listened to some recordings of bird calls from different birds and then tried to imitate them with our voices and then glockenspiels, represent them in graphic form and then devise our own and create a piece based on them. A nuthatch was one of them and I found pictures of them to share with the children and so I was so excited to see one in Exmoor last year!x

  3. Love the croc!4 days for Easter and then no spring break until end of April here. Hopefully by then it will be warmer.

  4. Lots of lovely things going on in your house, the stream looks a lovely spot to take time out. We all work Sunday and have missed out a on the sunshine, of next week (weather not looking to good).
    I have packed my crocheting away now, your blanket great.
    Have a nice time off.
    Amanda xx

  5. What a delightful walk in the woods. I bet the crocodile came out because of all the sunshine!

    Your crochet piece is lovely.