Saturday, 14 April 2012

My Favourite Lunch-time Walk

My walks from the workshop this week were such a delight,
I thought I'd share some pictures - taken in 'walk order'.
  
From the workshop drive, I cross Tilburstow Hill Road and take the footpath opposite.
I was delighted this week, to flush two Red-legged Partridges - ages since I last saw some here.
I heard a Little Owl 'yapping' in the distance.

I then arrive at this view; I love the way the countryside disappears off into the distance.
  
  
These shots hint at this weeks typical April weather.
Showery (even hail at one point) and at other times, lovely sunshine with billowing clouds.
In the hedgerow behind, you can even see Buckthorn blossom just coming out. Below, it was nice to get a picture of the funny bunny with blue sky!
  
  

 These days, it seems there is always one or two Buzzards circling high around here. But my bird of the week was an unexpected Raven, located first by hearing its characteristic 'grok, grok' call. A short way up this tiny lane gives amazing views in all directions. ...
  
...including this very old cottage.
  
 
Along this footpath, which is quite elevated, I have fabulous views to the right
and pretty woodland on the left.

  The highlight for me at this time of year are the carpets of Bluebells. If you look back to 14th January, you will see Karen and I found one in flower - many months earlier than should be, but now is the right time and they are coming out in their thousands. Their blue colour has a superb tinge of lavender and over the next week or two, the sight will get evermore glorious!

 

The Wood Anemones are also beginning to appear.

I like the old and new combination of this.

If I were a horse, I couldn't wish to live in a more idyllic spot!

 Finally, the pathway returns to Tilburstow Hill Road and a short wander back down to the workshop...



 ...passing the pub on the way - sadly no time to stop!! Whenever any of us has a birthday (or any other excuse we can think of), this is inevitably where we find orselves.

Finally, I couldn't get a sunnier shot, but you can just see the workshop right in the middle.
  

37 comments:

  1. really beautiful! love the fields, the trees, the fencing...

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  2. This is why I love the part of the world in which we are lucky enough to live in Jerry. Thanks for the walk - same time tomorrow?

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  3. What a wonderful walk Jerry... it looks like a fantastic place to wander around.
    Take care my friend.

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  4. Your photos are excellent! Looks like such a beautiful area; I think I would always be out walking!

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  5. Hello Jerry! With these beautiful photos is like taking a walk in the spring of these places!!!

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  6. TexWisGirl - Thank you, yes it is so lovely and I try never to take it for granted.

    Steve - You're so right mate - like me though, I bet you know a few people who seem amazingly oblivious to all that we have on our door step!

    Andrew - judging by your blog, I reckon you have just as much to enjoy too.

    Tammy - I promise you, if I could (and whatever the weather), I'd always be outside.

    Rita - Thank you; that's a lovely thing to say! I'm glad you enjoyed it and could feel like you were there.

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  7. Great photos & excellent compositions, Jerry.

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  8. Wonderful photos and what a glorious walk. A lovely part of the country thanks so much for sharing - I felt as though I was on the walk with you and I love the green bunny!

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    1. Thanks Ragged Robin, I'm glad you enjoyed it too.

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  9. Wonderful photos of a fantastic landscape, and the changing weather is just something I love...maybe because it is what I grew up with in Denmark .

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    1. Thanks Jane, yes I can imagine Denmark is very similar.

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  10. Lovely photos of your beautiful part of the country which, incidentally, looks quite similar to mine. The Bluebells are looking lovely, there really is nothing lovelier than a Bluebell wood in this country in the Spring!

    I have just caught up with your harp video. Very interesting and very skilled! Forgive me if you have already told us but do you play the harp yourself?

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    1. Hi Songbird, glad you are enjoying the Bluebells too. Re playing the harp, I can make sure that they 'work' properly but you wouldn't want me to try to entertain you of an evening on the harp! One of the great things with the harp is that you can have fun trying to play it even after only a few lessons or even none as it makes a nice sound almost whatever you do on it. And for that reason it is a super instrument for music therapy eg helping someone with no speach to be able to express themselves but I leave the proper playing up to my daughter (I enjoy singing though). Do you play an instrument?

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  11. Oh, what a wonderful walk. Thank you for taking me along. And, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and encouragement. I will be forever grateful. Thank you again. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. The very least I can do Tanna, take care.

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  12. I love your walk, the countryside and again the pub. Brilliant photos.

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  13. Thank you for sharing "God's country" with us in your lovely photos, Jerry. I love the way you appreciate nature.

    I've been away from my blog somewhat so I am catching up. Karen's cake decorating skills are amazing. Her mother must have been proud and happy with the results.

    Your video on carving the harp knuckle is wonderful! I am sending the link to Bob for his enjoyment. He can connect with his harp maker roots.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I hope Bob enjoys the video too.

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  14. What a great walk to work. Thank you for sharing all that lovely scenery.

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  15. Wonderful views, what a lovely wander

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    1. Thanks kirstallcreatures, yes it is a lovely place to work in.

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  16. Jerry I got inspired from one of your photos, would you mind me painting and posting it ??

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    1. Thanks for asking Jane - no problem; I'm flattered you want to paint one.

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  17. What a great series of shots! That land is so beautiful, and so cultivated compared to ours. It looks like a wonderful place to walk.

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    1. Thank you Connie, Yes I do love it so, but the Ozarks look amazing too (and we don't ever get 'hummers'!

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  18. Je découvre avec délice votre blog... Un magnifique patchwork de photos d'une région superbe... J'aime particulièrement les arbres, vos arbres.
    Gros bisous

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  19. It is a plesure to look at your lovely, peaceful photos from the countryside, reminding us of many visits to your country.

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  20. Oh Jerry!!! Thank you for sharing your photos with us. It's definitely God's Country and I felt like I was taking the walk as well. I love the Blue Bell's!! Hopefully you'll go for another walk soon.!!

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    1. Thanks hmuxo, I'm so glad you felt you were enjoying the walk as well as that is what I tried to make the post like. Yes I did the walk again yesterday but only after buying a new pair of wellies - it has rained every day since a drought and hosepipe ban was announced over a month ago and everywhere is SO soggy!!

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  21. Beautiful scenery once again! I'd love to live in your part of the world. Those bluebells are so lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  22. Thank you for your continued prayers. thank you. blessings ~ tanna

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