A beautiful sunny day today but very cold, and the puddle water was frozen all day, and the paths had black ice to negotiate along the way.
First lesson in walking, Ice is not your friend. Pretty as it looks sometimes and in spite of good walking boots, I nearly came a cropper several times. Eventually I DID become a cropper and landed on my arse after the ice decided my boots didn’t need to be on it. Grazed elbow and sore coccyx but at least I was spared the mortification of anyone seeing me. 🙂 Who knew this walking malarkey could be so injurious??
and then set off back hoe. Not long after avoiding the ice on the path up the hill, the bit on the downside got me!
It’s a nice walk back and I have a fondness for this little tree which I think must be dead as it never has leaves on it or gets any bigger.
Further down the road is a horsey place, and as I was walking along 2 girls came out with horses to put them into one of the nearby fields. As I passed them I heard them shouting and when I looked back one of the horses had escaped and legged it, with the 2 girls chasing gamely after it, not a great photo and you can just make out the horse in the distance. I should think the horse won. 🙂