Today we drove with friends to beautiful Worcestershire countryside near to Kidderminster. It was cold, the sky was blue and clear, yet in the sunshine it felt warm. We parked at the edge of the Wyre Forest at Eymore wood car park.
We made our way down through the trees crossing the Severn valley railway line, to the water’s edge.
Fortunately we saw a couple of steam trains on the line, along the side of the reservoir and over the
We continued walking, until we reached the beautiful village of Arley, which has a shop, a pub and a railway station.
We sat and enjoyed a coffee and cake, then we wandered back along the river and up through the woods to the car park.
Our garden is continuing to mature, we have selected plants to encourage bees and insects. The pretty mauve coloured verbena bonariensis has been popular with bees and especially with the comma butterfly, this is identified by a small white c on the underside of the wing.