Today has been a very busy day. First the heating engineer came to service the Aga cooker and the central heating boiler - this meant an early start.
Then both the farmer and I had to be at the Physiotherapist in Crakehall, a village near the little town of Bedale, for eleven o'clock. And it was when we reached Crakehall that we had a real feast for the eyes.
There is a small piece of waste ground by the side of the beck - but it is not waste ground this year. Just look at what covers it. The effect of these wild flowers- ox-eye daisies, cornflowers, poppies and a dozen more- is absolutely stunning. The farmer needed no persuading to go back on foot while I had my treatment, and photograph the effect for you to see. Isn't it wonderful?