I was nearly Stumped by ladymagpie

I was nearly Stumped

I went out for some exercise this afternoon which was the first time in over a week. The sun was out but there was a real chill in the air, so I decided to head for the countryside.

I had to go over the that old metal stile that is causing me some difficulty, but I made it over, as it was the easier side. After I cross the first field I went through a kissing gate, oh I do enjoy a good kiss. I noticed this stump and decided it would make a lovely capture, little did I know that this stump would have such a serious meaning later.

I walked a little further along the Cotswold Way meeting a couple of dog walkers on the way. It was time to reverse my walk and I made my way back until I reached that stile. I made two attempts to climb over it, and nearly fell backwards onto my head, just saving myself in time.

That word came into my head, I was stumped, breathing very heavily, and didn't know what to do. There was nobody around to help me so I made a 3rd attempt which was successful after a struggle. I climbed down on the other side and stopped for a few minuets to get my breath.

As I walked away back home, a lady and two teenagers appeared, they headed towards the stile. I smiled at them and gasped, "Where were you when I needed help to climb over that stile". She replied "I had enough trouble getting these two out of the house for a walk".

I then remembered, keep smiling.
April 12th, 2021  
A beautiful landscape shot!

April 12th, 2021  
I’m trying to come up with a good tree pun I’m stumped!
I’m sure your third attempt over was with stile.
The grumpy lady was probably from the village down the hill.
Lovely countryside pic.
April 12th, 2021  
A great story as usual! Stiles can be the very devil sometimes! They make them too tall sometimes for little legs. One I go over regularly I have to grip the bars & haul myself over at the same time gripping the dog lead while Connie goes through at the bottom.
Had to laugh at he4 answer...I can well believe it.....boys don’t want go for walks!
April 12th, 2021  
A lovely composition and the sky is beautiful
April 12th, 2021  
A lovely landscape and the stump must have been a wonderful tree at some time !
April 12th, 2021  
What a beautiful landscape!
April 12th, 2021  
You're working hard to get great shots for 365. Hope you take your phone with you on your adventures. Can't count on that Lady's help.
April 12th, 2021  
Wonderful shot
April 12th, 2021  
Goodness, what an eventful walk you had - let's be careful out there! A fav for that awesome stump ♥
April 13th, 2021  
Perfect title. I like the way you frame your pix too
April 14th, 2021  
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