Speed and time

One of the things that is amazing me about the A4074 walks, is how fast things moves in nature, and how quickly things change from week to week on the ground.

For instance these poppies – which were only just out a couple of weeks ago – have finished flowering now and are already nursing the seeds for next year’s crop in their wide, round heads.

The scabious and knapweed flowers are now having their time, blooming blue along the roadside verges and at the fringes of the fields. I know from the drive that they will last only a couple of weeks, too.

And the floxgloves are also enjoying the moment, rising like pink spirits out of the flotsam on the bottom of the woodland floor.

This all seems faster somehow when witnessed on foot.

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