February 2023 - Somme in Splendour, Graves Revisited, History and New Beds!
Posted on 28th February 2023 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.
Where did February go? We seemed to race through the month as if Mother Nature is racing to chase off winter and usher in spring. This month we have had typical February weather, not much rain, a chill wind, some grey days but we end the month with calm, sunshine, blue skies, night frosts but a little warmth in the sun by afternoon. With beautiful sunrises and sunsets on those clear days, our guests have benefited from good walking and photography weather.
Wrap up warm and the Somme is perfect in this weather for exploring and we have had several guests who have made the most of their time with us.
Some fields are deep ploughed, others tinged with green as new crops shoot. The fields a patchwork of deep brown and Spring green. The ploughing brings with it the Iron Harvest and vestiges of the War are everywhere. Farmers put unexploded shells by the side of the fields, our intrepid walkers return with shrapnel balls and other (safe) remnants of war, the earth giving up secrets more than 100 years later. So what are their stories?