My Squirrel

I see you Mr Squirrel,

Sitting on my fence.

A walnut in your paws,

Your innocent pretence.

I know you, Mr Squirrel,

You come by every day.

Running round my garden

It’s clear you like to play.

I spotted you, Mr Squirrel,

Running along my roof.

But now you’re annoying me

To tell you the truth.

You went and made a hole

And my loft became your house.

Built yourself a nest,

Oh I’d rather have a mouse.

Holiday Thoughts

Now the holidays are actually here,

We can finally give a massive cheer,

Take a breath and let it out,

After a horrid year on a roundabout.

Take a trip to somewhere fresh.

Give yourself a chance to rest,

Covid’ s put us to the test.

Lay down in the sun and chill,

Read a book and get a thrill.

Make some time for nature and space,

Holidays mean no need to race,

Although why not check out the Olympics?

Watch those gymnasts turning tricks.

Visit family and catch up with friends,

Do what you want to, before it all ends.

Before long we will be back at work,

So enjoy your free time, just don’t go berserk.

Day Out With Nature

Today, I decided that it had been a long time since I’d gone anywhere green. My mental health would definitely benefit from some fresh air and vibrant wildlife.

After a quick google of local country parks I found one about twenty minutes away that I had never heard of before.

Before long I was arriving at one of the little car parks next to this intriguing venue. It had an activity playground next to it which was bustling with families and a sweet little cafe advertising cakes and such like.

A walkway of peaceful nature.

Seeing several possible walkways I chose one to explore and was soon crossing a cute bridge over a very sunny lake. Fishermen and women sat nestled in small nooks scattered around the edge of the lake. Meanwhile parents led children around a trail, in search of certain animals.

Ducks and swans happily hanging out together.

Just over the little bridge was a bird watcher’s cabin which gave us closer access to some waterside sights. Despite being a stone’s throw away from a busy playground, everything was calm and tranquil.

The wildlife was colourful and abundant.

Some lovely benches were placed at intervals around the two beautiful lakes. Some of then were engraved with messages to loved ones no longer with us. Being a favourite spot for local fishers, there was even a large wooden carving of a fish in the middle of the park.

This peculiar fish was a talking point.

This was a short post to celebrate my first nature walk in months. I look forward to more days out this summer.

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