We had just finished our take away coffee from The Ivy Kitchen when it turned 11.00am so had our two minutes silence in respect of Remembrance Day standing in the picnic area across the road.
We had walked along the lower wood path through the St Ives Estate and met, seperately, two fellow lady walkers from my early Thursday walks. Lots of people out in ones and twos as in the spring lockdown.
We continued through Betty’s Wood. (This area was cleared of diseased trees 3 years ago ) Chris likes to check on the progress of the re planting. Some of the protective tubes seem to be empty but there are lots of birches coming up regardless, even where there has been no formal re planting. Some Rowans too.
Walking past Coppice Pond after our coffee there seemed to be larger than usual numbers of gulls.There has been a one way system around the pond since the summer and in the main, at less busy times at least, it’s been respected. The signs are small but there are those who ignore them. It amused me that someone has writ ‘No Entry’ large on the trees!
Back in the village we walked around the new houses now they are finished. I noticed yesterday they were levelling the ground for the re greening of the ‘Village Green Space’. I think they have done a good job and it will be nice to see it fully green again.
Took the shot of it whilst waiting outside the Post Office and butchers. We are so lucky that these shops have stayed open the whole time, and the pharmacy and off license, and have provided our village with a great service.
Lest we forget *