1 September 2010

a little trip southwest {part 2}


so, after re-fueling at Petersham Nursuries, we discovered an AMAZING pathway along the river, through woods, marshland and meadow!


the light seeping through the trees was a bit hypnotic and made us feel very sleepy indeed. On the way to find a place to kip, we walked through little paths lined both sides with this amazing weed, I don't know the name of it, so if any botanists out there know, please tell me so I can grow it {even i might be able to grow a weed, right?}.


the pathway runs parallel to the Thames towards Kingston, and as this area is prone to flooding, they made an alternative dry path. clever innit.


there's even a wood bridge for getting across the flooded bits.


and a stile, just like in the actual countryside!



zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........


but i couldn't sleep because lots of insect kept crawling over me, so off we went, a bit further and discovered that the meadow was actually next to a polo field, separated by just a hedge!


the trees were ENORMOUS!



then back to southeast london, where our home is. oh hum.
we decided to hotfoot to the local park avec chips & a bottle of rouge to end the day as nicely as it began.



it took all of about, um,....5 MINUTES to achieve this...


so, that was our bank holiday weekend, and the last weekend of summer pretty much. We couldn't have asked for a better day!