" the fields" and when I had two dogs I was there everyday walking them. When my children were young they weren't allowed to go there to play but I've since found out that they disregarded what I told them and played there anyway.
I can't really blame them because I never did what my mum told me either. In summer there were activities for children like pond dipping and looking for insects.One year the Territorial Army put on a display with tanks and a shooting range, my son joined the cadets after that and then the T.A and he's still jumping from planes. When you no longer have young children events like this pass you by.
In recent years the fields have been made into a walkway which leads to dams and it was all quite pleasant but the last year or so I have been moaning about it being very overgrown and when walking you can't see what is ahead of you. For this reason I can no longer walk there with my dog as he doesn't take kindly to strange dogs and if you can't see them coming it's a recipe for disaster.
Well every cloud has a silver lining and it's now a haunt for toddler boy and me. We call it the dinosaur jungle because that's where the real dinosaurs live.
And this is what it's like now.
There's an abundance of wild flowers.I don't know their names apart from the thistle but they make a lovely sight. Instead of looking at the overgrown grass I have been looking at it as being the way nature intended which is probably why there are now so many wild flowers and bees and butterflies.
We have great fun here, there is a small waterfall where he throws his stones into.I can't take any photos here as I'm too busy holding him tight.
|It seems they do still have summer events for children.|
The dinosaurs live behind those trees
We even found dinosaur footprints.
I love this old knobbly tree,I can even see a face in it.
|Tiny girl loves it here too,she 's collecting stones.|
Usually we don't meet anyone but the day I took those photos there was a mini bus full of walkers armed with packed lunches and walking sticks. We met a lovely Husky pup with her owner,she had the loveliest eyes I think I had ever seen. I would struggle to name a colour maybe brightest blue with a touch of fairy dust, they were magical eyes. Next a woman came by with five dogs of which only two were on a lead and once again I thank my good sense for not bringing my dog Sam. It is such a pity he can't join us on our walk, he used to love it there but there's no reasoning with a dog.
As I walk, I think. Mary Queen of Scots lived not far from here in Crookston Castle with Lord Darnley, it is said he proposed to her there. Across the road from the entrance to the fields is Mary Queen of Scott's tree. It is a huge sycamore tree where she is said to have sat under nursing Lord Darnley when he was ill,although
Imaginings are put away for another day as toddler boy and I head home for a lunch of turkey dinosaurs and Thomas the tank engine spaghetti and a cup of well earned tea for Nana Anne.
I took all these photos with my iphone,I really need to go back with my proper camera and without a toddler.