I have had a period filled with activities other than blogging: organising the re-painting of a wall in our dining room, planing an imminent trip to Greece on land and sea only, and so on. (Though I must confess that most of the work for this was done by my wife) But this afternoon I visited my old friend the beech-tree grove, 15 minutes or so from my house. Recently it hard been for me to get across the brook that blocked it, but now there were 3 convenient tree-trunks placed over side by side. As I came to the central beech I could relax in the feeling of an old friend.
P.S. many thanks to whoever it was who hauled the trucks together!