Monday, 25 April 2011
The blue bells are out in our little wood. My climbing fences and crossing streams days are over, so I had to take a long distance shot for you - but I can assure you they are absolutely lovely.
This afternoon, not wanting to venture far in the Easter traffic, we went to our local reservoir. This little stretch of water belongs to Yorkshire Water and some of the water comes from the beck which runs through our fields, as Yorkshire Water are able to take water from it whenever they wish to do so. It is possible to walk all the way round it so we did this. Tess enjoyed the new smells too.
The water has sailing boats (only small ones but there is no other water for miles); geese a-plenty; fishermen; gorse bushes and a nice path to walk on for most of the round journey.
Coming back I have to say that the lanes were exquisite - every shade of green in the hedgerows and here and there the pinky-orange of the new field maple leaves. In the grass - drifts of dandelions, patches of cowslips and hugs swathes of stitchwort. Coming up to Forty Acre wood it is nice to see it greening up again.
Also - there on the sides of the lane - the purple orchids are out. I should have got out to take a photograph for you, but Tess was asleep on my knee (that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.)
##Sorry you have two photographs of the fisherman, but Blogger has a mind of its own this evening.