Sometimes when out walking I come across something quirky, something completely unexpected that makes me smile.

This, I had to share


I find gardening very therapeutic and would hate to have to live somewhere without a garden (even though there are times when I find that the weeds are flourishing far too well). This collection of plant boots is a brilliant example of someone’s creative thinking. I love it!

If in the future, I ever find myself without a garden (heaven forbid) then I’ll remember this row of plant boots.

Some time ago I wrote a poem entitled Boots. This seems as good a place as any to post it – even though it’s time I re-worked it …


Put on your boots, leave your desk.

Let’s go for a walk.

We’ll listen to music of the sky

From swallows circling Drumrae,

or the blackbird high in the oak.


Put on your boots, leave the phone.

Let’s go for a walk.

We’ll smell the honey scent of bluebells,

the May blossom drifts in the hedge.

Even taste the sorrel’s sharp leaves.


Put on your boots, leave the post.

Let’s go for a walk.

We’ll wander down lanes while they’re quiet,

count new calves in Callum’s field,

watch parent rooks mobbing buzzards.


Put on your boots, leave your books.

Let’s go for a walk.

We’ll remember some flowers by name,

Stitchwort, Sweet Cicely, Red Campion,

while the wind paints fields like Van Gogh.


Put on your boots.


Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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