Power Walk and Stroll – Fearsome Fungi, Heptonstall

It was another sunny Thursday, so I did (yet) another power walk up the hill to meet Lisa after my market shopping. We’d put aside enough change for take-out coffees (yes, I know, sad isn’t it!) so we bought them from the local cafe and walked to the seats near the old ruined church in Heptonstall to drink them.

It’s a peaceful spot; somewhere nice to sit and think or chat.

American poet Sylvia Plath is buried in the nearby graveyard. I was thinking about her because there was an article on the news last night about the publication of a poem by her husband Ted Hughes about her death. I don’t want to get into the controversy surrounding the couple and Plath’s suicide, it’s just all very sad and I was thinking about it. I must read The Bell Jar again. I read it many years ago, but have forgotten it.

On to more cheerful matters…

We decided to wander home via Heptonstall quarry, as is our habit. As we descended the footpath through the wood, I couldn’t help but notice that some fearsome fungi have sprouted since I last walked that way. Here are pictures of just three of them:

Fearsome fungi #1
Fearsome fungi #1

Fearsome fungi #2
Fearsome fungi #2

Fearsome fungi #3
Fearsome fungi #3

Impressive, huh?

Anyway, it was a nice little stroll, but now I must get back to work – I want to be able to buy a coffee and a chip butty without having to add up my loose change! This making money online thing isn’t quite as easy as I’d hoped. I suppose that is obvious really, otherwise everybody would be doing it and then all that competition would make it difficult again! 😉

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