The poppies have landed this year in my partner’s garden! How beautiful they look overtaking the lawn-to-be. I’m a great lover of pesky ‘weed’ flowers like poppies and forget me nots. There is something magical in letting nature be in control! 🙂
It is not everyday you see a chick in a traffic light nest. I took this photo today on a busy Leicester junction.
My friend spotted it last week and the chick was younger and had “fluffier” feathers.
Normally I like to explore places using my trusty OS map, but following planned routes in my Peak District walking book really paid off. The morning walk started in a quaint village called Grindon; which was unusually busy because of the Easter service at the church. We flollowed the trail into some woodland on a steep valley which was wonderfully quiet and full of wild primulas and woodland shrubs.
We got a glimpse of Thor’s cave as we emerged from the woodland and proceeded to stomp up towards the gaping hole!
Inside the cave was an exit on the other side where is was immensely windy and refreshing!
Very refreshing and windy!
We then walked on a cycle route for a few miles and had a mini lunch en route until finally exiting the route onto farmland, through some more woodland and onto farmland where unusually the farmer has kept the old stone wall field barriers. Beautiful.
This little beauty was penned up on his own, we assume he is being hand reared as he has no mummy.
It was truly wondeful to see all the Spring lambs!
Our second walk started in another quaint village called Elton, just outside Matlock where we walked to a climber’s bouldering haven called Robin Hood’s Stride.
How did these rocks get here!?
Some of the strawberry plants that I put in the greenhouse a few weeks ago have developed flowers already so I decided to plant them out in their designated area around my rhubarb crown. I managed to manure the bed in January so the soil is rich with worms 🙂
I dug all my strawberries up last year as most were eaten by a larvae. I saved a few strong offsprings so hopefully these will not be subject to the same fate this year! Has anybody else had strawberry larvae? I thought strawbs were hardy and resistant to pests and diseases!
I had to take a detour on my cycle to work today. Nottingham University campus has such beautiful surroundings. Here are one of my favourite flowers basking in the morning sun.
Last week these crocuses were begging to be documented in the beautiful village of Bournville! Such beautiful colours! 🙂