Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A National Trust property on our door step!

Last night I discovered there is actually a National Trust property just up the road from where we live.  Today we decided to go for a walk round it.  Part of it is fields and the rest woodlands.

A cattle/sheep contraption...I am sure it has a 'proper' technical name.

Pretty little violets

Delicate white flowers

Wonderful bluebells

The flowers were really lovely

Reflections on ponds which seemed to be throughout the woods.


Amazing patterns of nature - diamonds.

More reflections

Dandelion clocks.

Fence line.

Dandelions everywhere.

Beautiful tree with horses sheltering beneath it.

The day was surprisingly warm so I am guessing these were all gathered here for some shade.

We walked back home along the road way and admired some fabulous houses.

Rather grand.

Loving the wisteria over the front door.

Isn't it pretty?

We had a really lovely walk discovering nature and woodlands on our doorstep almost.  

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The passage of time

I have been home for over three weeks now and things I had planned to do as soon as I got home are still on my 'To Do List'.  Time seems to pass by far too quickly and sometimes I wonder just how it is possible that yet again it is evening time and I feel like I haven't achieved enough in my day.    True I got a load of washing out on the line today and took the car in for an MOT, had lunch out with DH and went for a walk in the woods, did some hand sewing - finishing the last hem of a batch of dresses I have been making,  but sometimes I feel like I should be getting MORE done around the house...but hey I guess it will get done eventually.  The thing is I do like to 'take time out' to admire the countryside, nature, the birds, flowers and animals and of course dear Percy who is growing up so fast and providing us with lots of love and fun.

Sitting in the sun...listening



Chewing on his 'squirrel bone'

Very tasty he has made sure he has been out of reach all day!

Hopefully the result will be him losing his last canine baby tooth that is hanging in strong!

The beauty of the Maple against the blue sky yesterday afternoon.

The colours provide inspiration.

Cheeky squirrel this morning...

The wonders of nature - a baby robin.

I enjoyed watching this little youngster robin being fed this morning - missed capturing a shot though - it was an absolute delight.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Tulips & Bluebells

We went to visit some friends today and had a very nice fish and chips for lunch with them.  I haven't had fish and chips for a very long time, so this made a nice change, and it was beautifully cooked as well, not greasy like it can often be.  After lunch I took the opportunity of getting a few photos from their garden as the tulips and bluebells were putting on a good display.

A vibrant red.

Loving the raindrops on this.

Pools of water inside.

Masses of bluebells along the back garden path.

Such a wonderful display.

They certainly more than made up for the dismal and dreary day.