Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Summertime, and the living is easy

Sunday 17th June 2007

A wonderfully laidback day. A bit more work done on the upper platform of the tree camp, adding a few more split chestnut ‘floorboards’. Bashing bracken in the glade and a gentle wander down the gill and up the wayleave, where we found a beautiful orchid in full flower (Heath Spotted Orchid?). During the wander we collect some hazel for staffs and then back by the clearing to sit whittling for a while or chilling out in the hammock. The birdsong is periodically outcompeted by our attempts at drumming. With the leaves now in full leaf the woods are much darker and the glade seems quite small again, but we plan to widen it when winter returns.