what do you think these two ladies are saying on the bus from Bristol, Temple Meads?
The bus stop is after Pensford past the A37 / A368 roundabout
at the high wall protecting the orchards of (I think) Cholwell Hall
Today young do graffiti and tags but in old days scrumping (stealing) apples from orchards was fun.
King Lane, Clutton Hill,
X: 363000m Y: 160500m
shows Chelwood House and that the North Somerset Railway was in a tunnel under here
this derelict post box
is not more than about 50 years old.
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good for jam making
and pies with apple
rose hips make a vitamin C rich syrup found in old style cough medicines
Vegetable Medicines: "Super-C Soup
1 cup seedless rose hips
1 quart water
2 tablespoons honey (or more for a sweeter soup)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon yogurt or sour cream
Soak rose hips in water overnight. The next day, simmer the rose hips, water, honey, and cinnamon for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool slightly, and whirl in a blender until smooth. Chill and serve with yogurt or sour cream, if desired."
walk back towards Bristol
and turn right
K. S. NOT LEFT :-)
and again turn right up the lane towards Nap Hill
I find peace in the lanes, last year it was raining
but I didn't care
this footpath over the stile leads back to Clutton
another good source of vitamin C for the winter
elder: "The elder shrub (Sambucus nigra L.) has long been famed as a source of the blue-black berries used to make elderberry wine and jelly. More important, its berries and flowers have been used medicinally for centuries to fight off respiratory infections and other ailments."
elderberry wine - Google Image Search
My mother showed me how to spot bird's nests and here is a highway for foxes and badgers.
bracken or fern?
the geometry has always facinated me
We are looking back at a great hedgerow oak.
Farmers planted these for their descendants to use to repair their roofs, or make furniture from the mature timber.
Patriots planted oaks for the future of the Royal Navy of HMS Victory,
England's Wooden Walls
Hart's tongue ferns
the camera auto-focussed on the bracken filled hedge
but I wanted to the first touch of autumnal colours in the valley bottom to be sharpest
note the convex slope which a sign of a landscape made by water, here eroding the limestone (for a soldier dead ground)
the dark coppice but the camera made it lighter
for me this is like a model garden, and
a few stones japanese style would complete it
this coppice is a bit neglected but provided the poles used in gardens,
where today we use bamboo or even plastic tubes
I made this lighter to show the strata in the dark bank to the left
the camera adjusted itself for the dark picture
water coming out of the ground
Fry's Bottom Wood and the site of Fry's Bottom Colliery is hidden to the right
this was the start of a very long and steep climb up Nap Hill
and a good heart lung work out
and just before the triangle at Kings Lane and the left turn to the The Hunters Rest Inn
a 4 x 4 stopped,
and it was Richard Stevens to the rescue
Trampolines, Pedal Go-Karts, BalanzBikes, tricycles and other outdoor-toys
BS394DB 01761 490604
Active Leisure UK
his toy shopwe are new on the web he said
he had given Kathryn Schmidt
a lift after she walked up to his farm to ask the way
his 4 x 4 exits left
the bunfight awaits
two spanish chestnuts which I found in the lane,
and my train and bus tickets