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…..