My son Ben and his girlfriend Becca called around yesterday and had a hour or two to spare. I got him to take me out for a much needed walk..... I have not felt up to one for ages and was starting to get cabin fever.
I went with the intention of getting a picture or two for the Header Challenge I take part in.... I had a nice steady walk but found it very hard going..... a walk I used to do in half an hour took over two hours as I had to keep resting.
I led the way and took Ben and Becca along Hobson Moor Road, and down a farm track past 'Hard Times Farm'. I then went down Rabbit lane as I had an idea that the pictures I was seeking could be found around there... and I was right.
The pictures in this post are of a stunning garden I have seen being worked on for over 3 years now.... I recall this ground as a soggy mess, a natural spring bubbled up here and it just made the mud worse... nothing was ever grown here, it had become overgrown and disused.
Now the garden as been transformed, the spring as been made a feature of and the waterfall in the first picture is a good example of the planning that as gone into this patch of lost ground. Statues, rocks and a large amount of shrubs, trees and plants have been added and it really is a pleasure to walk past now. The sound of the water echo's from the few cottages that line Rabbit Lane making for a beautiful sight and sound walk. Darla who takes part in the Header Challenge came to my mind as I walked by here... I'm sure she would fully appreciate all the hard work and planning that has produced this. Just a few pictures but I hope you enjoy the views as much as I did..... as for the walk.... I really enjoyed it.... but boy was I tired last night.... and still am this morning... ha!