Blue forgotten hills

Monday 27 June: Perhaps not exactly forgotten – ‘unexpected’ might be a better description, ‘previously unseen’ even more so. We’ve walked this way, along Shirlett Lane, many times – all very familiar (and none the worse for that). Perhaps it was that familiarity which prevented us from noticing more distant hills, some 35 miles to the south, peeping over closer uplands. Let’s have a look with the binoculars – yes, those are the distinctively-shaped Malverns. Why have we never noticed them from here before today? Returning to the car, we look to the Welsh border hills. Another familiar sight, this evening they’re bathed in pastel sunbeams. What an attractive horizon!

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