Thursday, 12 March 2015

Seen Within 200 yards

I walked no more than two hundred yards to take these photos of our locality and as you can see the greening of spring has yet to arrive. For it is only in the among garden plants: daffodils,croci and buds on the roses bushes where spring has pushed through.

A Lone Tree around which the faeries dance ?


Acres upon acres of grassland where winters bleached stalks stand pale.  


Faintly on the horizon a transmitter known locally as the Iron Man stands as a sentinel of modern communication. On the left in mid picture smoke pours  from the chimney of an isolated cabin, I was tempted to drop in for tea.



Beyond the electrified wire young Friesians graze and hopefully grow fat.



A patchwork of fields on a distant hill in another county.



Housing density is not a problem in this area. I looked up just after taking this photo to see a Crow flying overhead with a twig in its beak,to make a nest to home this years clutch of eggs; so yes spring has arrived!

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  1. Lovely pictures, don't need our neighbors too close.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Janet and you are right about neighbours :)

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  2. Nice photographs....certainly only the smallest signs of spring over here Heron.
    John

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    1. Thank you John. A slow spring makes for a good summer - I hope :)

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    2. But don't you just love bare trees? And bare hedges too - particularly when you know that spring is just around the corner.
      Young Freisians out - they are not out here yet. Lovely photographs.

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    3. Yes Pat you are right. I do very much like seeing the individual structure of the leafless trees and of how they break up the skyline; in fact I have just been looking at a young ash tree - so delightful to the eye.
      These Freisians have been out for most of the winter. Some farmers consider that in doing so they become hardier less liable to pneumonia and that a better beef is produced.

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  3. Very soothing - thanks Heron! Our snow is melting and soon, very soon, I'll be back in the garden! Whoot!

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    1. Thanks Carol. I find it hard to imagine what it is like living with all of that snow.

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  4. Lovely pics, we have spent a few days in the garden tidying up in preparation for spring & many hours playing outside!
    I have pruned just in time as i see some buds on our elderflower tree today! Just waiting to do the first cut of grass yo prepare our football pitch ;) x

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    1. I rarely have a tidy garden and last year we never cut the grass, for we wanted to see what plants it would produce and lots of tall daisies appeared plus a purple looking nettle plant. This year though we will cut the grass.

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    2. Young fledgling heron would love a mowed lawn to play on ;)

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    3. Eh!
      When I was a young fledgling any sort of grass was a gift.

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  5. Beautiful country Mel.
    The trouble with cutting the grass is that the daisies don't grow.

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    1. Yes, you are correct Irene and so what I do is leave a edge on the south drive for them to grow :)

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