Saturday, 1 June 2013

Running wild................. a quick hello xxx
















I have a love of water meadows and this is part of my  run.

 The Ribble our local river floods on a regular basis and fills the flower meadows with minerals so the soil is rich and healthy with really lush grass and tons of wild flowers like Ladys Smock, campion, we even have huge borage clumps and bluebells of course. I saw dragonflies and a Kingfisher today and loads of beautiful white swans.  The river itself  is woven with mini shoals of tiny fishes all swimming in their own made up waves and patterns barely room for the mermaids!  I am going to do some wild swimming when the weather warms up a little but not in this part of the river just a bit further down round the bend...there is a nice spot.... do you wild swim? or know of any swimming rivers xxx
Hugs Lynn


23 comments:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I wild dog paddle and consider myself rather good at it...at least for a minute or two.
Your place to run is breathtakingly beautiful.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Beautiful images. Rich soil and abundant water is something that is in short supply here in Australia. That's one of the reasons we are attracted to Europe and bought a house in France. We need an annual dose of fresh, green tranquility and fields full of wildflowers. Warm regards.

Tammie Lee said...

oh so dreamy beautiful~

Sophie said...

How beautiful is your new banner ! I love it ! And the beautiful pictures of your landscape make me think about John Constable paints.

Bobinette said...

hello , who is the nice singer of this bautiful version of " I vow to thee my country " ?
thanks

Hannapat said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful! What a lovely place to run. I am sure it must refresh and inspire the mind. I use to wild swim and loved it, but that was back in the day when I lived in SA, these days there is little of that going on. Enjoy!! Lovely weekend wishes for you to my lovely xo

Jayne said...

Hi Lynn, just love your new header on your blog, just gorgeous. What a lovely setting - running along a river bank in the sunshine. We have gorgeous beaches just a few minutes away, unfortunately my running days (not that I did any) as my knees are a bit dicky now!!! Lovely weather for it too thank goodness. Let's hope it continues....Jayne x

Thea said...

Hello Lynn
The rivers are so full of life this time of year, your river and countryside is very beautiful, I could surround myself in its beauty, what a perfect place to run.
We have been watching the Blackbirds in our hedge feeding their young, such a privilege to be part of nature..
I love a paddle but that's as far as I go, its to chilly (I am such a wuss!!)
Thea xx

Vicki Boster said...

Lynn-- it's so beautiful there-- tranquil. It must be so nice to see this pretty spot every day when you run. I'm sure that sometimes there are some lovely reflections in the water--
No swimming for me though-- I'm way too much of a chicken to swim in that kind of water. You are a very brave girl- lol!
Vicki

Vicki Boster said...

Ps- your new blog header is lovely:)
V.

AliceAndFlorence said...

Such beautiful pictures. I saw a kingfisher on the river near Grindleton Clitheroe several years ago. I felt so blessed to have seen it.
Wendy x

NanaDiana said...

Enjoy your wet and wild swimming! Those are beautiful images, Lynn= xo Diana

Kris said...

Beautiful country!! I miss your wonderful music!!

Merlesworld said...

As a kid we swam and paddled and played in rivers all the time but you never see kids swimming in rivers now or not very often.
Merle......

Alison said...

You're here - you're back! Oh hooray! I see that I have lots to catch up on. What a treat!

The Ribble? Is it really called that? How funny! I'm imagining Rowan Atkinson saying it.

We're pretty much land-locked here but there are plenty of rivers to swim in. It's lovely in the summer months to finish off your day with a dip in the refreshing river.

The Faerie Factory said...

What a beautiful place to run. Sarah x

Madelief said...

Hee, you changed your header! Love it! To run through such beautiful countryside every day.....lucky you...sigh :-)

Happy week Lynn,

Madelief x

Annie said...

Beautiful new (for me) header, Lynn. Love your pretty green world.

Jess said...

No I don't swim, wild or not I'm afraid! I absolutely love the idea of it but I'm a scaredy-cat :) Your run sounds wonderful, a kingfisher for goodness sake! :) xx

flowers on my table said...

Hello Lynn,
just loving the pictures of the lovely River Ribble, you are making me all nostalgic. I don't swim either, I'm afraid.
Thank you so much for my gorgeous teacup banners, you are such a talented lady. Have a lovely day, with love, Linda xx

Gail said...

Looks perfect Lynn...I love swimming but I am a total "wuss" ..don't really like to be out of my depth! A friend of mine does wild swimming and actually sometimes swims in the sea right around a local island ....... I don't know how she does it as it feels perishing even on a hot sunny day ! Gail x

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Very pretty and calming photos...I wanted to say thank you for the note you left me...really,really sweet of you!!!! All the best,Chrissy

Veronica Roth said...

It's so pretty in Yorkshire. Here in Vancouver the rivers are mostly too rapid to swim in but plenty of lakes and the ocean make up for no river swimming. But at my home in OXON we live right beside the spot where the Windrush joins the Thames. The Windrush is lovely to swim in all summer long. :)