We were out just after dawn….about an hour after as last night sleep was interrupted by heavy rain. This meant I was a little late getting ready this morning.
I wandered through the woods and being in a generous mood allowed the dogs to squirrel chase. A favourite pastime of theirs. I don’t really know why as they have never got anywhere near catching one. It does keep both the dogs and squirrels fit. Whilst they terrorised the tree rats I found these.
A beautiful lilac coloured fungi which I think must be Blue Green Funnel Caps Clitocybe odora. Not that there was much of the odora bit but what there was smelt vaguely of aniseed. I’ve never seen these before.
It was time to wander down to the Kronospan Fibre board factory. I must have left my thinking head at home. This place is massive and I could see little point in trying to blag my way in with two dogs in tow.
I got close enough……….I find it beautiful. It’s next door to Kraft Foods. What used to be Cadbury, the smell of chocolate was a little nauseating but I survived……….shan’t be eating chocolate for a while though!
I went down to St Mary’s Church and it was open…….I did get inside but they were having a service……….I got booted out almost immediately which I thought a little unchristian of them. Perhaps tomorrow they will let me in.
That’s all from todays expedition. What follows is a bit of catchy uppy.
At the side of the canal in Froncysylite there are the remains of these old Lime Kilns. There are also some much older ones in peoples gardens. I should have snapped them but forgot. The reason for this rather drab and uninspiring image is this.
That’s all for today, happy December.