Sunday 16 August 2009

Sunday Morning Cycle

I've not managed to go cycling the last couple of Saturdays as I've either been assembling Ikea bookcases (the workroom tidy-up is still "in progress"!) or away visiting the grandparents.

Yesterday it seemed too wet. This morning it was probably even wetter but I set off anyway as I was keen to get out on my bike just for a couple of hours.

The heaviest rain occurred just after I'd started. I briefly "sheltered" under some trees.

Then carried on my way, still expecting that I would probably have to cut the ride short.

Decision time was at the crossroads next to the big stone. The rain had eased so I decided to stay out!

I lingered at the Clochoderick Stone to try yet again to get a decent photo. This one's not bad - it shows all the rumply crevices, but it doesn't give you any idea of scale (it's 12ft high!).

The cows in a neighbouring field had a good old nosey at me!

Sheep may safely graze.

I like the little tree-covered mound in the distance. It's in the previous photograph too, taken from the other side.

The view back down the road from where I'd stopped to take the last photo.

Autumnal hedgerow vegetation.

A patch of blue sky! Vapour trails.

Cherry scones for breakfast this time.

Later on that afternoon, I finally saw our first peacock butterfly for this year, warming himself in the sun on a step. The day did brighten up quite a bit and stayed dry all afternoon. I still wore socks though, the first time for a while, Autumn is definitely on it's way - I'm not complaining - it's one of my three favourite seasons!


Pomona said...

Peacock butterflies are my favourites - we get a lot in our butterfly meadow here. It's not quite sock weather here, yet, thank goodness!

Pomona x

Cathy said...

Hi Anne

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. It is quite late and have been rushing to publish my latest post so I will come back to have a proper look at your blog tomorrow. It looks great though. Lovely photos - especially that fascinating stone. Bye for now


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, as always. Makes me want to get out in the fresh air. We are not quite into sock weather yet, but I confess to loving the moment I open up all my winter woolies boxes, Autumn is about my favourite season. Bethx

...Nina Nixon... said...

Stunning pictures you really do live in a beautiful part of the country.

Have a lovely day,

Nina x


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