A Wardley Walk

I took Phil and my iphone with me on my daily stay alive walk, and used the hipstamatic app, which is about the only photography thingy I have on my phone other than it’s inbuilt camera. Can’t wait for Sophie to get back and us to start up our outings again!

Here we go then!

Just outside our house on the drive

Lord Vincent

at the end of our drive are some unruly rose bushes, at least I think they’re roses,

maybe roses

round the corner and back on ourselves, up the pedestrian path and we found blackberry bushes growing amongst the trees by our fence.

jam!

The path that leads to the common has really grown over since last I was here, in summer last year. I used to be able to see to the end of this bit of path.

foliaged

Not sure what little flowers these are, they were all over the wilderness part of the common.

pink flowers

The common is actually marshland, and half of it has been left to go wild, and the other bit has a nicely mown large lawn about the size of a tennis court, maybe a bit bigger, where kids can play footy, and people train their dogs to fetch. In the marshy bit there are 2 ponds which serve the wildlife and birds, but even though we’ve had 2 days of heavy rain last week, the ponds have gone down the road of drought.

pond life

the oak that a few of you might remember, well Pete will anyway 😊, is still going strong, all alone in the ridge between the ponds-that-were.

The Wardley Oak

after the common we got to a path that used to be a road

5

and then we walked back home through the estate. The buildings here are a small busness kind of estate, mostly car fixers and pimpers.

MOT stations

This is the long road that cuts through the middle of this estate, from the metro station and out towards the A1 or A19. The trees are lovely.

This is one of the houses we walk past on the way back and I love the giant cactus in the porch, it’s been there a long time, and whoever lives there decorates it at christmas 🤣.

Cactus – house.

A random flower poking out of someone’s fence, think it’s a honeysuckle but could be wrong.

I like the shared creeper here, I’m thinking it’s liking No.32 best.

32 for the win!

this is the last one, just before we turn into our bit, beyond the trees.

So that’s it, stay tooned in case I do something interesting for next time!

37 thoughts on “A Wardley Walk

  1. Ah yes the oak, captured at various times of the year if I remember correctly. I am in the same boat as you with other things taking the place of photo expeditions for a little while. Back to it soon I hope!

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  2. That app+i-phone gives lovely pictures, FR.
    I well remember the tree when it was hardly a twig. 🙂
    One day in the distant future, it will be as big as the one in my back garden.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. I remember picking blackberries as a kid. One of those chores I always hated. We’d go over to a neighbor’s from church and spend an afternoon picking blackberries and raspberries so mom could make pies and jams. Thankfully, we were always set a limit (you have to fill this container) so we could eat as much as we wanted after we’d fulfilled our quota 😀

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  4. Well, you learan something every day – – thank you for introducing me to hipstamatic, an app i’d never heard of – – got it now, though

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