So, where in the world is this?
This is the bit of Wolverhampton that the public doesn't get to see. Wolverhampton borders onto Staffordshire and this bit of common land is an easy (and very pleasant) walk from my sister's house. (Although the city centre is only 15 minutes drive in the other direction.) I've been rambling, dog walking, and chatting as we strolled in the sunshine across this public right of way.
As my more usual view is looking out across brick built flats, this view back across the fields and way, way into the distance made me reach for my little pocket camera. Turning around, I was quickly walking into this bluebell wood:
Never come for a walk with me if you're in a rush. I love to wander, and wonder. As Tolkein said: "All who wander are not lost." The others had to come back and find me as I kept stopping to look around and take photos. Who knew that nettles had such pretty flowers? Certainly not me!
The weather stayed true for us and a wonderfully relaxing break was enjoyed. I returned home to find that many lovely people in our community had been stopping by the Veg Patch and quietly watering the plants for me and keeping an eye on things. Faith in humanity? Totally restored!