This morning walk was very muddy as we headed towards the woods. There wasn’t much to see in the way of wild life though we saw muntjac tracks in the mud and a buzzard flew out of the woods as we entered. There was the odd squirrel taking to the trees as we followed the path. Under the trees, primroses were adding a splash of yellow. Dog mercury was clearly visible in the woods and soon will be a carpet of green. Dog’s mercury is highly poisonous and hence became known as ‘False mercury’ or ‘Dog’s mercury’. Ingestion of this plant can lead to vomiting, jaundice, coma and eventually death.
Through primrose tufts in that sweet bower. The periwinkle trailed its wreaths; And ’tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathesWordsworth
My friend Ana and I walk for 118 minutes so our app tells me now I’ve checked. We are hoping to walk again tomorrow, but the weather forecast shows thick cloud, a gentle breeze with the risk of rain later.
Yesterday, I spent most of the day marketing across the internet and I think I’m getting the hang of it. I keep an eye open for anyone looking for a recommendation for their next read. Then I post a photo of my book cover with a brief description of it. I always word my post ‘You might be interest in my Gothic Crime Novel Stone Angels. Then put my link to the book in the comment box and don’t use the Amazon link. Yesterday, I think I got two sale that way.
My Alice story is slowly almost painfully coming together. I’m over the first 1k mark now, but I think my mind is on the fact Saturday I get my first jab to help fight this terrible virus. Hopefully, if everyone takes up the offer Britain will be able to get back to normal life soon. I’m a little nervous about having it, but I would rather take my chances with the vaccination than getting the virus. People who have survived the virus are suffering with long term problems. My second jab is in June so fingers-crossed.
Back to my short story now. Best wishes and keep safe, everyone ❤️