An early morning trundle that made my day…….

So the snow is forecast to disappear before you even read this blog, so when a super frosty morning was forecast I thought I’d make the most of the remaining snow. I decided to venture a totally different early morning route as today I was after capturing something very special which had evaded me up until now…..

But first, I decided to go through the cow field behind the pond. Hadn’t been through there for ages as it’s been mega muddy but I knew the sever evernight frost would have made it solid and crunchy underfoot. As I passed the house, I looked up and was mesmerised by the cloud formation…, soft streaks in the sky…

As I reached the gate, I could sense the sun rising in the distance

I stood in the field, alone and was mesmerised by the clouds in the sky once more but this time with the sun starting to rise…

And as I reached halfway, the sunrise appeared deeper through the trees

I’d usually be up by the playing fields to see the spectacle, but today it was nice to have a different view, and what a view it was

Heading down the track which later in the day would turn to mud, but early morning was nice and solid underfoot…..I was hoping the ducks wouldn’t see me as I hadn’t brought any food and just wanted to capture them in the early light. But the sound of me crunching along the mud, must have been heard and within seconds they were waddling hopefully across the ice 🙈

‘Sorry I’ll be back later with food’ I said as they soon realised I’d come empty handed and made me feel very guilty as they turned their back on me 😂

I turned round and followed the same path back through the field, the sunrise in full flow now and back out the gate. I was heading for the never ending lane. ‘The mirage lane’ I call it as you think you’re almost at the top, but it never seems to end….the houses first and a snowman and snow dog sat proudly in someone’s front garden

The frost had coated everything this morning 

I zoomed into the lane and could see I had it all to myself. By lunchtime there could be 20 or 30 people taking this walk, but early doors, it was me. Silent white all around

I love mornings like this as if I have nature to myself…

The farmers sheep were all huddle in their warm woolly coats, just beginning to stir

The frost clung to the branches creating tiny shards of white hair along the wood…

Everything seems to look so much more special coated in frost…

Another villagers who loves nature photography told me where to spot these beauties, and because I was alone in the lane, there wouldn’t be any other noise around to disturb them. Many a time I’d walked along this lane and just been told by others that they’d just spotted them, but they’d always been shy of my camera but not this morning.

As I reached the opening I could sense the movement in the distance. Too small for my eyes to make out any detail. I zoomed in with my camera at full stretch and there they were….just two of them in sight

I felt blessed to have the lane all to myself to simply watch, frozen to the spot, literally, not daring to move. They were exactly where the man said they would be, in the dip of the field by the hedge but just in the open enough for me to capture their stunning beauty. One young one a few yards from the rest

Then two boldly stepped into the open, the other two a tad wary

But then in moment they followed and then the four of them looked up and posed for me

My eyes were leaking from the emotion of finally seeing them on this silent white morning. My wish accomplished, I didn’t want to leave them but I could see early morning walkers now starting to approach me and I wanted to leave this spot in grateful silence as I knew they’d scatter with any noise.  For a few minutes it had been just them and me, what a start to the day…..now for a cuppa to warm my freezing body….and I headed back down the lane, the risen sun now lighting my way….

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

37 thoughts on “An early morning trundle that made my day…….

  1. Wendy, another charming blog with photos to match, especially of the deer. I think of you wobbling with one stick, on frozen, uneven and slippery ground. Have you considered using 2 trekking poles to give you more stability? Keep blogging your inspirational trundles. Much love Linda

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  2. Wow! What amazing pictures Wendy. You are a great photographer and blogger. So pleased for you that you have this interest that you share with so many of us. Thanks and stay safe. >

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  3. What stunning photos! I especially love the four deer posing and looking confidently straight up at you. I’m sure you have a special affinity with animals.

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  4. Oh Wendy what a gorgeous start to your day and your photos have made me smile too they are just so amazing! Hope you managed to warm up with a nice cuppa 😁

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  5. I too love those times when every branch and blade is coated with frost. So magical!
    Also wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your chat, along with your co-writer, at the NI Science Fest. Glad to hear you are collaborating again! Looking forward to it!

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  6. Thankyou so much Wendy for all your posts, they are and have been part of my day now for quite some time and I really appreciate your honest sensitivity on everything you write.

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