I thought the rain was finished with so I walked up to the east of healey heights, was very saddened to see another of the saplings has been snapped, this time a 4ft rowan tree. I'll have to find a stake for it and hope it can survive.
This has to be one of the most beautiful parts of the Burnley area, so close to the town and yet so tranquil. From there it is possible to see as far as the Ribble Valley to the west, Whalley Brew, Pendle Hill in the north, the great bulk of Boulsworth up to the northeast, Coal Clough wind farm on the Long Causeway, and the awesome Cliviger Gorge to the south east. The landscape always inspires me in all the changing seasons, sometimes it is wild and harsh, othertimes fertile and mellow. After it has rained all the scents in the woods become more pronounced.
I was intending to go much further than tending my own territory, but as I was sitting on top of a fence the heavens suddenly opened once more. By the time I had got back down from the heights it was quietly bucketing down and my jeans were rather soggy.
Have noticed that a cherry tree on manchester road still isnt at the ripe stage, at least a week behind last year. A plum tree near the canal has no fruit at all on this year for some unknown reason. The purple common spotted orchid on the delph has flowered for the second year running, just hope no idiot decides to go and pick it.