An appetising walk?

Out for a walk yesterday, I fell to thinking about food – well, it wasn’t far off lunchtime. It was this field of beets – mangelwurzels perhaps – that did it: soon to be winter fodder for sheep.

Then I saw hawthorn berries. We can use them in jellies and fruit wines, but I find them too bitter. Not so the birds.

Through the meadow, edged by teasels: the goldfinch would have had their fill by now.

The heron was on his usual rock on the river: waiting patiently for fish.

The last meal I saw had been eaten hours before: nature red in tooth and claw.

Hmm. Time to head home for lunch I think. No creatures were harmed in the preparation of our meal.

For Becky’s Walking Squares.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

48 thoughts on “An appetising walk?”

  1. Shocking though it is to see you have to admire the efficiency of hawk-like birds of prey leaving just feathers. Somehow that handsome heron (beautifully captured by the way) swallowing a fish whole is less disturbing perhaps?

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  2. What an excellent theme. No food on my walks unless you count lamb chops, steak and milk. One just has to use ones imagination ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฎ

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  3. A great way to link the various photos and a reminder that most natural things in this world are food for something else! I love the heron, one of my favourite birds ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Ach, now you have given me an idea for a gruesome post. I have photos of herons, hawks and vultures “feasting”. Fine fodder for just before the holidays …. hmmmm ….

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  5. Looks like a nice walk and I love the teasels! I am often reminded of food when walking around London, but that is due to the endless restaurants and take-away places ๐Ÿ˜‰

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