I really needed my walk today. Poor dogs, they must have wondered where we were going. But it showed me that they can find their way back to the car from anywhere in the woods. Each time we reached a junction they turned for home, but I said ‘Come on, this way’ and on we walked. I also realised that they are far more aware of their environment than I previously thought. The Ranger has been asking for volunteers for a work party in the woods and has pinned notices to some of the trees. The dogs were most interested in these trees, even though the notices are not at dog level, but could be seen as we walked along the pathways. Clever boys.
Anyway, back to me. Its been a busy couple of days, I knew it would be as I get back into the swing of things in 2012. I have been updating my blogs and making plans for new projects, as well as dealing with the last of the Probate accounts and trying to be a good daughter. I’m afraid I may be failing on the last. I am just too cross with Dad. He keeps saying he hasn’t got time for this or that. No, Dad, its not that you are so very busy, it's simply that you are depressed. And I am tired.
So I walk the dogs, and think and clear my head. And what better place than in the woods with just the squirrels darting about at this time of year. After the awful storms yesterday, we had to pick our way through the fallen branches and climb over two tree trunks. Exciting! I did think we would get wet again tonight - red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning, and all that. But it has been a pleasant day and it was a lovely walk. Now looking forward to meeting the Village girls in the pub.