Birds in full song and the promise of a lovely day……

The other week, the weathermen had promised warm spring like weather, ‘unseasonably’ warm they said…

I looked out of my window and the promise of a lovely trundle was staring back at me

So I got up early to enjoy every minute of the day, but what to wear? I stepped outside my front door to feel a chill still in the air, after all it was only 6am, so I put on my coat as usual and I’m glad I did….

As I walked through the cow field, the sunrise was in full flow

Casting my long shadow following behind

Heading towards the pond, the fence, waiting for the cows presence created a lovely silhouette in the morning light


Though the gate, trying to be as silent as I could, treading lightly so as not to frighten the rabbits, I held my breathe and saw them through the fence nibbling their morning breakfast, one standing to attention at the sound of my feet breaking the twigs beneath them, the other oblivious and carrying on nibbling….

The pond always looks so peaceful at this time of day. The ducks still waking, the water still creating a mirror image of the surroundings

Mr Duck creating his own mirror image beneath him in the early morning light

No expectation of food at this unearthly hour as Simon would be along later with his bucket of feed…

Up through the house and a sprinkling of unexpected rain surprised me but I could see it falling in the distance out of the clouds

I walked down the deserted back lane, other residents maybe waiting for the promised heat of the sun to appear

And turned left through the gallops

I could hear the elusive Woodpecker in the trees beyond; one day I’ll spot and snap him, but today he remained as elusive as ever.

The chorus of birdsong was outstanding this morning, as though they also knew it would be a nice day. The yellow hammer trying to outsing its rivals for attention, but its calm and gentle chirrup would have trouble competing with its louder varieties

A solitary Goldfinch perched on the fence, keeping guard while the rest of the flock breakfasted on the fodder in the field. It didn’t spy me in the distance zooming in…

But as soon as it did it called out to the rest and they all flew into the distance.

The tractors, out early in the fields were adding their own gentle rumble to the morning noise of nature

Loud and proud the birds seemed this morning

A surprise addition this morning was the sight of a Willow Warbler or was it a Chiff Chaff? I didn’t know what it was until I posted on the village website and both came in as possibilities

A Thrush added it’s own song to the orchestra of sound

As my trundle was coming to an end, my legs now tired, my body craving its morning cuppa, I saw this beautiful clump of tulips, not in a garden, just planted by someone who wanted to give a pleasurable sight at the end of a walk….and they made me smile

And as a bonus I had my second vaccine to end the day….a truly spring like heavenly day…..

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.

7 thoughts on “Birds in full song and the promise of a lovely day……

  1. Really enjoyed today’s pictures and commentary. So glad you got your second shot. We got ours 2 weeks ago today, so we are supposed to be fully protected now, but still wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing. Elaine

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  2. You’re such a wonderful photographer, Wendy – what a talent to get these lovely close-ups, you’re (almost) inspiring me to get up really early in the morning and try to catch these dawn choristers at play! Thankyou

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