We had a wonderful weekend. Saturday morning found us striding around Attingham Park in Shropshire. We even had a close encounter with some deer. I’ve often seen them in the distance at Attingham, but never this close.
Hubbie then headed for Chirk Castle. I had forgotten the breath-taking view and the glorious gardens. This year I have seen much fewer bees and butterflies, now I know why – they were all at Chirk. Who can blame them, it is a wonderful place.
On Sunday morning we went walking in the Wyre Forest. The weekend weather was perfect and I enjoyed the simple days with my family.
It reminded me of some lines from one of my favourite poets David Whyte:-
“this is the good day
meet your love,
this is the black day
to you could die.
This is the day
how easily the thread
between this world
and the next”
Extract from The House of Belonging by David Whyte.