It has not been walking weather this week. Typical February fare: damp, cold and grey. The temperature has fallen again, but not enough to leave even a trace of frost. Everything is grey.
Doom, doom, doom.
However, I have been out and about and staring at the paving beneath my feet. And as hoped, I have walked over a range of textures and patterns. Maybe it’s the patchworker in me that really enjoys the results of my ‘labour’. Another 9 patch texture creation:
How jolly is that! Admittedly also mainly revolving around grey, but nonetheless hugely satisfying.
And that was the whole point of the take-a-theme-on-a-walk idea, to give new life to my 30 minutes of walking a day. In my efforts to find variation I have walked new routes and discovered new parts of the town I live in.
Also saw my first snowdrops of the year. Life is good, even in February.
I am longing for some good weather though, and remembering the long summer days and outside living. That has brought me to the next theme for my walks – benches. Places designed for simply sitting down and enjoying being outside.