Monday, April 28, 2008

Fun Monday # 64 A walk in the woods



Angela @ the Lurchers has chosen a really good topic for this time of the year, she says:

All I want you to do is take me on your favourite walk. In words or pictures. Or both of course! Tell me why it's your favourite and point out things of interest on the way.

So go get your walking boots on!


After all the winter weather and being stuck indoors it is lovely to be able to see everything begin to come to life with the warmth and sunshine (not that we have had too much sun yet this year!)
I have posted about some of my favourite walks before so I'm going to show you a beautiful place that my mother loves to visit at this time of year. It is a little place called Damery (near Tortworth and Woodford in Gloucestershire) and we went there on Friday. Now some of you may think this is morbid but my mother wanted to show me where she wants her ashes to be scattered when the time comes. She could not have picked a prettier place and you will see why from the photos.

There is a country lane along the side of woods that are just a carpet of Bluebells, A stream runs along the bottom and there is an abundance of wild garlic (the aroma really hits you!). It is very quiet and so peaceful, very little traffic and only a few houses. There is an area where memorial trees can be planted. Below are a few of the photos I took and I think you will understand why my mother loves this place in the spring.













I am looking forward to joining you all on your walks, what a good way of getting virtually fit!!!

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53 Comments:

At 28/4/08 12:04, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

What a beautiful spot, Chris. I can see why your mum loves it so much!

 
At 28/4/08 12:09, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, such beautiful country...so green, so pristine and looking so darned peaceful!!! Love the wildflowers too.

My Fun Monday is walking along the beaches, with a few pictures of the views. Drop by if you can.

 
At 28/4/08 12:18, Blogger Barbara said...

So pretty Chris. I can understand why your Mum would want her ashes scattered there.I think it is a good idea to let family know where you want to be your final resting place.

 
At 28/4/08 12:26, Anonymous Grannymar said...

Wild garlic always makes me hungry! I can smell it all the way over here. Nearly lunchtime so I'll see what I can find to satisfy my longing.

 
At 28/4/08 12:29, Blogger SwampAngel65 said...

Oh, such a pretty place to walk!!! Very peaceful. A nice bubbling stream or creek gets me everytime!

 
At 28/4/08 13:03, Blogger storyteller said...

What a lovely place to walk … and a perfect place for your mom’s ashes when the time comes. Those Bluebells are gorgeous and the setting so peaceful!

Molly’s favorite place to walk (and run free) is featured in my Fun Monday post at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

 
At 28/4/08 13:38, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It looks like a great place. To me: as none of us are getting out of here alive, talking about death is or should be natural.

 
At 28/4/08 13:48, OpenID marmiteandtea said...

Wonderful photos. I love the bluebells it looks like somewhere th fairies live.

 
At 28/4/08 14:08, Blogger Greyhound Gap Official News Blogger said...

What an absolutly stunningly beautiful place. The whole area looks so relaxing and peaceful.

 
At 28/4/08 14:15, Blogger Lil Mouse said...

i love the smell of garlic. i was just telling hubby yesterday about all the garlic someone would accidentally mow over and the smell would be released into the air and stay around for a few days.

 
At 28/4/08 14:16, Blogger Misslionheart♥ said...

Wow! That's just beautiful!

I'll post mine later...

 
At 28/4/08 15:03, Blogger Julie said...

What a lovely walk!

 
At 28/4/08 15:21, Blogger kitten said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for the pictures of the blue bells. They are prettier than I imagined. I don't don't blame your mom! That is a wonderful spot!!

 
At 28/4/08 15:22, Blogger Pamela said...

He Leads Me Beside Still Waters.
That is what it brought to mind. I agree with 'mom.' What a lovely place for eternity. Hope that no houses are added and the place stays so lovely

 
At 28/4/08 15:26, Blogger Jo Beaufoix said...

That is so beautiful. You can really tell spring is here. Hooray. My Fun Monday is up but you may need to scan down for it if you get chance to drop by. Have a fab week. :

 
At 28/4/08 15:29, Anonymous ellen b said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my! This is a glorious place and your mother has made a wonderful choice!! I would love to be walking there right now. Enjoy...

 
At 28/4/08 15:42, Blogger Kaytabug said...

OH WOW! I want to come and walk there!! Those are spectacular photos!! Beautiful!

I do not think it's morbid at all. I think it's great that she is letting her wishes be known now. What a lovely place to be scattered.

 
At 28/4/08 15:58, Anonymous nikki said...

As usual, your pictures are lovely. The Bluebells are fantastic.

 
At 28/4/08 16:02, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

What beautiful pictures, I really want to take a walk right now!
(Some of those photos look like they could be paintings.)

Lisa

 
At 28/4/08 16:04, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

Gorgeous. I love the bluebells. It looks so peaceful and serene.

 
At 28/4/08 16:10, Blogger Sam said...

Yay - Granny's going to come back as a bluebell. I can remember Uncle David taking me for a walk in the bluebell woods when I was very young.

 
At 28/4/08 16:31, Blogger john.g. said...

MAGICAL!!

 
At 28/4/08 17:20, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

Wow, I'd take walks all the time if I had that to look at! Your mom has chosen a beautiful spot.

 
At 28/4/08 17:26, Blogger Patience-please said...

Oh those bluebells are just breath taking. Thank you so much for sharing them!

 
At 28/4/08 17:26, Blogger Gattina said...

That's a gorgeous wood and walk ! I wouldn't mind to have my ashes spread there ! It's so beautiful with this little blue flowers !!

 
At 28/4/08 17:55, Blogger Beckie said...

Absolutely lovely and I don't think it is morbid at all.

 
At 28/4/08 18:05, Blogger Celeste said...

That is an absolutely enchanting walk!

 
At 28/4/08 18:08, Blogger Jan said...

Wow, this is a beautiful walk. I've never seen so many bluebells. Thank you.

 
At 28/4/08 18:37, Blogger my4kids said...

That is a beautiful place, Chris. We haven't had much sun this year either but things are finally starting to come up and look like spring.

 
At 28/4/08 18:37, Blogger my4kids said...

That is a beautiful place, Chris. We haven't had much sun this year either but things are finally starting to come up and look like spring.

 
At 28/4/08 18:40, Blogger EmilyPie said...

oh my goodness.. if that is not the most beautiful location ever. Thanks for sharing this...

 
At 28/4/08 19:50, Anonymous Christine said...

Chris,

What a lovely place. Your mum couldn't have picked a prettier place. A very beautiful and peaceful retreat.

 
At 28/4/08 19:54, OpenID daffy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
These pictures are just so striking. What a haven!

 
At 28/4/08 21:59, Blogger SJ said...

So, so very beautiful!

Thanks for taking me on that walk, it was refreshing!

 
At 28/4/08 22:02, Blogger jientje said...

What a beautiful walk!!! Thanks, those bluebell woods are breathtaking, I have never seen them yet, but I'm hoping they will still be in bloom next weekend!

 
At 28/4/08 22:02, Blogger jennifer said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Love the bluebells and I love how peaceful and green it looks around the stream.

Great Post!

Jennifer

 
At 28/4/08 22:26, Blogger the planet of janet said...

what a beautiful and calming walk you have taken us on!

thank you!

 
At 28/4/08 23:12, Blogger mjd said...

Chris,
I think that this is a lovely place to be both now and for eternity.

 
At 29/4/08 00:40, Blogger Olive said...

Where your mother wants to be scattered is gorgeous. I want to visit this place some day.

Thanks for the beautiful photos.

 
At 29/4/08 01:21, Blogger Peter said...

Beautiful Chris.

Glad you enjoyed the walk through IKEA and I hope you don't mind this "general" comment, I'm running out of time for individual answers.

 
At 29/4/08 01:25, Blogger IamwhoIam said...

my how gorgeous I would love to wall along your lane

 
At 29/4/08 02:32, Blogger Kim said...

What an amazing place to walk! You are blessed!

 
At 29/4/08 02:34, Blogger Alison said...

WOW Chris that it gorgeous...I can see why you mom loves it so much...

 
At 29/4/08 03:00, Blogger womaninawindow said...

Lovely. I am warmed to see families able to keep in touch like this.

 
At 29/4/08 03:28, Anonymous dawn said...

Mmmm...garlic. I love the bluebells. It reminds me of the stories I have read of Robin Hood, perhaps that is because of the movies and scenes from there. What a gorgeous walk.

 
At 29/4/08 04:33, Blogger Sayre said...

My grandmother's farm in North Wales has a sea of bluebells, usually in May. I have never managed to be there when they are in bloom and she says it is an amazing thing to behold. Now I know what she's talking about.

 
At 29/4/08 05:20, Blogger Faye said...

What a magical place. I hope you don't have to drive very far to enjoy it. I've never seen such a mass of bluebells--but I have seen Gloucestershire!

 
At 29/4/08 07:43, Blogger bichonpawz said...

Absolutely beautiful, Chris!! I totally understand why your mum loves it so much!! I love it too! Thanks for taking us along on your walk through this beautiful countryside.

 
At 29/4/08 14:22, Blogger lisa marie said...

Looks like a GREAT place to walk! I love all the bluebells, I really miss them, we don't have them up here. I bet you spend hours there just enjoying.

 
At 29/4/08 17:05, Blogger Zoomie said...

Is there anywhere on earth as lovely as the English countryside in spring?

 
At 29/4/08 22:26, Blogger ChrisB said...

Just wanted to say a collective thank you to everyone who visited me on Monday this week.
My Mother is thrilled that there were so many comments about the Bluebells she loves, and Sam she says yes she is more than happy to come back as a Bluebell!

 
At 30/4/08 07:27, Blogger Beccy said...

Beautiful, how come I've never been there?

 
At 30/4/08 08:04, Blogger ChrisB said...

I think you probably did as a child but you are never here at Bluebell time!!

 

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