My Walk this Week – Parched Paths

My walk this week shows the changes that have taken place in this location since six weeks ago – the ground is now parched where it had been lush and green. The character of the landscape has changed and presents a greater sense of the mediterranean than Wales.

parched path

In Wales we say it either was, is, or is going to rain, and it is true that we get what some would say was more than our fair share of it. However, it is also true that we get dry spells (from time to time), but not usually with the heat that we have been experiencing all over Britain for a few weeks now.

I understand it is a world wide phenomenon but I can only speak for where I have been during this time and the places I have walked. The hills around me are still green with bracken but the grass and fields are all yellow and while the veronicas around the pond in our local park seem happy enough in their colour, the pond itself is reduced to mostly dry mud. We haven’t got a hose ban yet, but if things carry on like this . . . !

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  1. I never would’ve guessed you had dry spells there, it is always so green and/or wet, but you do a good job of demonstrating the dryness here, Alastair. Those tunnel webs are pretty cool, I have never seen this. I hope your rains arrive soon….

    • Thank you Jet and welcome back. We do get dry spells here but not usually so hot or so long. We also get forest and moor fires here but never on the scale that you had last year. Fingers crossed for you that it doesn’t happen again. The spider web was really cool and although I have seen this before, only on one or two occasions. Looking forward to new posts from you

      • Thanks very much Alastair, wonderful to have an exchange with you. I’ve been spending almost all my time lately working on the post-fire house and related issues, as you might’ve guessed; and looking forward to posting in the next week or two. Interesting to hear the spider web tunnel isn’t something you see often. I’ll keep my eyes open for a tunnel from now on, thank you. As always, a pleasure….

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