Sunday, June 03, 2007


Who ever wrote Greensleeves must have been inspired by June in a British wood. Today I walked with my trusty dog and i-pod and listened to Fantasia on Greensleeves and then A Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams and actually watched a skylark climb into to sky above a field of rape. Life doesn't get much sweeter.

I'm nursing a sore arm from a heavy fall I took on Friday, slipped on a banking and fell heavily, the ground was wet after rain and my stupid feet no longer sense the ground very well.

I had to complete the walk with a muddy bum and a shredded arm. Sticks on the ground caught my arm as I slid, but no serious damage done - I was more worried about my camera, fortunately it was in my back pack and was unscathed.


Blogger savannah said...

hope you're feeling better! beautiful music...and gorgeous b&w's in your earlier

5:12 am  
Blogger f:lux said...

Ah, the muddy bum thing, know it well... Sorry to hear about the sore arm though!

8:22 am  
Blogger PI said...

Niw I know you are but a gel BUT any walker - whatever age or gender can benefit from a third leg. The new walking poles are not nearly so stuffy as a walking stick and I love the one my son has just given me. He adjusted the strap to fit my hand it felt such a loving thing to do.
What a beautiful experience you had apart from the tumble.

9:55 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks all. Pat I was using my tripod, with one leg extended as a pole. But it was a really step bank, down to a waterfall with lots of ferns that I wanted to photograph.

11:14 am  
Blogger Verilion said...

Sounds like acrobatics not photography You! Anyway hope your arm feels better. My mum used to swear by Witch Hazel and here is France it's Arnica, although the shredded description makes it sound like you need good old TCP - and a long hot bath. Look after yourself, I really do like the posts and photos and poems.

6:06 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks V. Yes arnica is very good, but you're right the skin was broken and a bit of a mess, algae and mud and scratches. It's healing up wel, and the bruising looks worse than it is.

Thanks for the encouragement too

10:37 pm  
Blogger Colin Will said...

Don't want to sound too crumbly, but when I do serious hill-walking (not often these days) I always use two walking poles. It helps with the arthritic knees. Anyway, re Greensleeves, I heard John Coltrane's version (on Africa/ Brass)way back in '63, and it blew me away. Utterly original.

8:33 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks Colin. I can't use poles while crry a tripod, and a strap for the tripod would just ad to my back pack. I'd consider using them if I didn't have the camera though.
I'll look up that Coltrane piece, it sounds wonderful.

10:52 am  
Blogger Lucy said...

The Tallis theme is best of all.
Sorry you took a tumble, sounds a lovely spot!

3:37 pm  
Blogger Richard Havers said...

A Lark Ascending is one of my all-time favourites. It epitomizes England in the spring and early summer. I agree on the Tallis too.

5:31 pm  

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