End of year walk

We saw the old year out by taking a winter walk around Offchurch. Down the disused railway track, along the canal, back via the Fosse Way and farm fields. Some excellently gnarly foliage and even a few new year’s shoots.

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Hips if not haws

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New growth

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K silhouetted against the sky

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Old man’s beard (dubbed by Isobel winter cherry)

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A fine sculptural example of teasel

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End-of-year sky

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Ripening ivy (with holly nearby)

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Self-portrait

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When I look forth at dawning, pool,
Field, flock, and lonely tree,
All seem to gaze at me
Like chastened children sitting silent in a school.

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Barge life (a path not taken)

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On the upslope

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