The Great Outdoors

One of the upsides of COVID is the number of people discovering the delights of getting out into the countryside. I now walk every day, no matter what the weather, and today was one of those days when it feels mad to be setting off into the grey gloom. But it is consistently wonderful. As I’ve said before in some ways wet weather feels more real, more immediate.

I took the video above to convey the feeling of being out in that real weather. What I hadn’t noticed until I got home and watched it on the bigger screen is that, if you look closely, there are three deer walking along the edge of the field in front of me!

4 thoughts on “The Great Outdoors

  1. Having a dog helps me too – yes Euan I am seeing masses of people out and about in my little town. Unfortunately it has been unusually warm and we have had to shut off access to the lake where we have vast amounts of skating walking, skiing and fishing going on


  2. To coin an old phrase, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!

    We saw an enormous and beautiful fox on a walk on Sunday morning. Definitely a highlight. Unless you’re a rabbit, I guess.

    We also look forward to really cold days, however, because the footpaths around here are starting to resemble the Somme. It’s much nicer when the mud is frozen!


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