New Year Walk 2015 (by )

The Dark Tree

A new year is upon us and after a night of much fun and poetry writing and the such like it was time to do lots of DIY and go for a walk. We went to the Forest of Dean. We love walking but it has not always been a possible pass time, this year we hope that will not be the case.

Small dark tree

In all aspects life is exciting and uncertain at the moment but in good ways and Mary is starting to actually like walks through trees though she was still very glad to get back to the car much to Jean's disappointment - she wanted to run around in the "wilds" more.

Dragon tree in the Forest of Dean

We found a dragon pretending to be a tree - no really!

Dragon hiding as a stick

Alaric got stares and stares and stares (there were a lot of people about), I don't know if it was the three pairs of legs, the cloak, pink/purple hair or the Christmas Pudding hat - he say's they looked like they were worried he was a weirdo who would eat their dogs or something - I don't think he was wrong. The girls loved it.

Alaric has six legs

I thought he looked brilliant - he said the Christmas Pudding hat was the least surprising of the combo for the norms 🙂

Pink hair, cloak and christmas pudding hat, Alaric's New Year walk in the Forest of Dean

We found a river - it had been bound - like the rest of the forest.

Bounded River

It is sad and wonderful at the same time.

A bare forest on New Years Day

We thought on resolutions and projects and goals and wants and wishes as we walked round the lake.

Lake in The Forest of Dean on New Years Day

One of mine is I want to post my stuff here more rather than being sucked into Facebook - having said that there is a 2015 Walks album but I plan to post one or two pics from each walk only - we plan on there being a lot of walks. People have been asking me to do more of the poetry photo twitter things I sort of started doing accidently this year just gone - ah what happens when you get a smart phone.

Swan and ducks and couts etc... Forest of Dean on New Years Day

My camera is a bit broken so it started to act up at this point - but there were birds - lots and lots of them - they seemed happy 🙂

The lake

I love the muted colours of winter - greys and browns that seem smudged together and expectant.

Walking on water birds

Some of the birds were walking on water - there was some ice but not sure if they weren't just birds that do that - with the surface tension. It was still a wonder what ever.

The wonders cross the bridge

The day light was beginning to go bringing the first day of the new year to a kind of close - we are expectant and awed by this year already and what ever happens it will be busy but fluid, adaptable and hopefully lovely.

Dark trees and explorers at the turning of the year

There are writing projects and events including being guest poet and lunching a comic book - there is cuddly science and knitting, metal work and house decorating, there are friends and family and climbing. Mary and Jeany are progressing at astounding rates something that should not slow. We look forward to sharing parts of their adventures as they explore the world around them.

Jean and Alaric on a missing

Happy New Year.

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