Monday, 4 April 2011
Sunday Morning Bike Ride
Off up the hill through the woods. Looking up, the trees on one side are on a high bank above the road. Last years beech leaves are still brightening some sheltered branches. Starry moss. At the top of the hill I take a little detour up a farm track to photograph the daffodils. Fields and farm buildings. Tree silhouette and view over the strath, rain clouds in the distance. Daffodils, open gate and little tree topped hills. I'm just starting to relaise how attractive many of the farm buildings round here can look. This is a view from a B road I don't normally cycle along, I just fancied a change. I love the rolling countryside (looking very green here) with the clipped hedge in the foreground and more bare tree sillouhettes. Down by the loch, the sun is breaking through the clouds. Lambs. A horse with his jacket on. Yet more rolling green fields, trees, sheep and farm buildings. And again, now from the cycle path on the way home. A little secret - I would love to be able to paint. One of the reasons I like to take so many photos of different views is that one day I want to use them as inspiration for paintings. We can all have our dreams! Many of the trees and bushes on the cycle path had been recently pruned. I gather some branches with little catkins on them to take home, here they are poking out the back of the carrier on my bike.