Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A day out

Although the sun was shining yesterday, there was a very chilly wind. We started the day at the old favourite for a good hearty breakfast. We sat in the sun in the garden just inside the gate. It was beautifully sheltered from the wind and a wonderful sun trap.

Across the road a magnificent wisteria is in full bloom.

We took off to Dorset into some of our favourite walking countryside but did little walking. The roads are lined with Hawthorn in full bloom and the country lanes are lined with Queen Anne's lace. The drive was just stunning.

There was a sweet calf in amongst the buttercups.

As we came over the hills near the Hardy Monument, the view to the coast is spectacular. You can see that there is lots of moisture in the air.

The sheep are lambing and they are out in the fields now.

Life is just too exhausting for some...

We drove passed this stunning tree in full bloom hanging onto its blossoms for dear life in the wind.

We went on to the swannery to see the swans. The birds are nesting at the moment.

One precious egg...

I love it when they swim like this.

This is a sanctuary for all kinds of water and reed birds and the best bit was that there was wheel chair access all the way around. I did manage to walk a bit too:)

We finished up with coffee and carrot cake in the coffee shop before heading back home. As we drove back over the hills, we found a bluebell field that we missed on the way down. I am always surprised to see them in fields.

Coming up over the hills, the land is scattered with rape seed fields. The colour just lightens the spirit and lifts the heart.

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