A damp foggy tramp deep into the forest of the Lower Wye Valley with Ian today. Having taken a rare day off work today he was blessed with poor views but we did find some signs of spring and more colour than expected.
The weekly walks resume after a summer break.
Last time I walked these forest tracks with Chris it was the season of bluebells with a hint of the wild garlic to come. Today we sensed nature preparing for Autumn with the aroma of damp earth, leaves about to turn from green to gold and fungi dotted on rotting wood and along the path.