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Pull up a seat

It’s been a while since I did a blog for pull up a seat but after seeing this one last week I couldn’t leave this week. I just love this plastic cow seat at Heskin Hall Shopping Centre outside the Two birds tea room. It is also for Friday fun which this week is plastic.

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Walking the dog

Although today is the 4th day of wild Christmas with the wildlife trust it is our 1st as we haven’t been able to any decent walks over Christmas day and boxing day we thought that today Charlie deserved a decent walk to blow off the festive cobwebs. So after an early get up for the weekend and a little rest it was time for Charlie to get his harness on and for Mr H and I to get our walking boots on. We decided to do one of our favourite walks that is not far from the caravan and is actually part of the wildlife trust at Mere Sands Woods.

Mere sands woods is part of the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside wildlife trust in Rufford surrounded by agricultural land. The site covers 42 hectares with lakes, woodland and grassland. There are 3 routes of different levels of accessibility.

Charlie enjoying the fresh air

Today we decided that we would walk right the way around the parameter to the wood whereas sometimes we will just do half. They are currently doing a lot of work on the visitor centre that is there so one of the paths that we would normally walk along is cut off as we would normally walk around the meadow with sheep in it and walk along past the lake.

There are so many things to see while you are on your walk. So for today’s flower of the day, I spotted this Ivy around the base of one of the trees.

You always find lots of fungi while you are walking around and I do love taking pictures of fungi. Here are some from todays walk.

I have 2 pictures for Xingfumama’s take a seat. The first is a seat cut out of the base of a tree and the second are little toadstools shaped from wood.

Seat cut in tree stump
3 Little toadstools

The signpost is my photograph for Alive and trekking’s which way challenge. Along with the signpost, there are also some photographs of the paths that were taken.

This crooked tree is my photograph for Cee’s black and white photo challenge for this week which is crooked and squiggly lines.

Although you can hardly see him but this robin is my Bird of the day for Granny Shot its photo challenge it took so long to try and get a photograph of one of the robins that we saw as they just kept flying away as soon as my camera was ready.

As Mr H and I have signed up to walk 1,000 miles in 2020 we are actually starting ours now so this walk will be our first lot of miles to count for this. Below are the screenshots from the All trails app to show how have walked.

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Sculpture on the seat

Today’s blog is looking back at some of the adventures Mr H, Charlie dog and I have had and it also fits in with some photography challenges which caused me to reminisce over some old photographs. So I would like to thank Citysonnet for the October photo a day challenge, also Chasing a memory for the Saturday sculpture challenge and lastly Kate from Xingfumama for her Pull up a seat challenge.

One of our favourite walks with Charlie dog is at Formby pine woods. We love the fact that there is so much variety there from the pine woods with the red to squirrels to the sand dunes and the beach but along with that are flat spaces of grass for Charlie to run on.

There are some specific walks that you can follow you are there one, in particular, is the asparagus trail as a lot of the land was used to grow asparagus one and some land is still used for that today. There is one nice big open space that has woodland to one side and the dunes to the other where there is a section of fallen tree trunk. The tree trunk has been cut so that it can be used as a seat but along with making it into a seat the have also carved the shape of a horse pulling a cart so that it looks like they it is walking along the trunk and possibly a farmer harvesting the asparagus.

There are a few sculptures here so maybe some more will feature in my future blogs.