Kingcup – Greensand Way

About a mile out from Egerton we passed over a stream, and through a coppice with a mixture of kingcups and bluebells.

The latter were only just coming into bloom, but despite the grey skies these yellow beauties seemed to shine.

I guess they derive there name from an appearance not unlike a giant buttercup. Although the leaves are totally different.

In my mind they were marsh marigolds, but I was utterly wrong.

A few hundred yards further on we came across Egerton House which had an incongruous semi-circular portico.

Dog walkers hung about chatting as we took the path to the left of this significant property. All that was left for us to do was stick our head inside Egerton Parish church.

It was Easter and the Bible was closed, I took the opportunity to open it, and read aloud from John 20, then left the page open.

My reading was requested by Jim, and looking back I guess his request was well placed. This little episode reminded me of Luke 19: 39-40

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

“I tell you” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

Let’s give praise where it’s due!

Just one last note, here’s the birds seen on this 7.5 mile trail.

Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Crow, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Mallard, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Rook, Starling, Treecreeper, Wood Pigeon, Wren.

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