Winter Walks

Each winter when I am not at my drawing board, I can usually be found curled up by the fire reading a book or trawling the internet on my iPad!

This year however, a whole new world has been opened up to me thanks to a couple of clients who have introduced me to the gentle art of Geocaching!

This involves navigating around a pre set route using either a smartphone or a hand held GPS searching for caches hidden by other enthusiasts.Crowle (2)

Worcestershire not Siberia

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But the sun does shine sometimes!

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Not only does it encourage some physical activity in the Winter whilst the garden is asleep, but it also provides a good excuse to get out into the fresh air and do some walking in our local countryside.

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   How on earth did a Willow Tree get to be this shape?            

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Sculptural dead oak tree

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Frozen tree sap shining like amber

It is surprising the things you see and the places you discover that you never knew existed in and around your local patch.

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Fleece Protection?

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An unusual bird scarer

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Remains of a moated manor house…an early landform

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Medieval ridge and furrow…and a funky fence!

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Spring is on its way…

Geocaching originated in the United States in 2000. It shares many similarities with orienteering, treasure hunting, benchmarking and letterboxing and can involve collecting clues, solving puzzles and locating landmarks…so both mental and physical exercise are assured!

There are over 2 million caches worldwide and some 5 million geocachers!

So if you are interested – why not have a go…you will not be alone!

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End of a good day…back to the drawing board tomorrow.

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About Anne Guy

I am a garden designer living and working in rural Worcestershire For more information and to see examples of my work see www.anneguygardendesigns.co.uk
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