An unexpectedly sunny and warm day.
I set off a little later in the morning than I normally do.
On the way up the hill. I wasn't looking forward to tackling it today but it's fine and I get some lovely views.
Past the roadworks.
Off the B road now and on to one of my favourite unclassified roads. The verges here haven't been cut so there are lots of wild flowers.
A fence post made from an old telegraph pole. I see a face!
The post in context.
Cow line up.
More cows posing with Bracraigs Reservoir in the background.
Now a view of Cuffhill Reservoir.
In the distance, behind the overheating sheep, lies Kirkleegreen Reservoir. The three reservoirs are all very close to each other and make for a scenic clycling route.
Grainy fence detail.
Curly wire detail.
Open road and big skies. Further along this road lies the picturesque, dilapidated, but inhabited farm I want to photograph. Unfortunately one of the inhabitants (suitably dilapidated looking herself) is out and about, so I've still not managed to take a picture.
Sheep seek shade under the old trailer.
The folly on the hill in the distance with an abundance of wildflowers in the foreground.
I take a detour through the woods.
From the woods I push my bike up the hill for a view over the loch (and manage to swallow a fly in the process, yuck!)
Interesting farm buildings.
A sunny field.
The twisty road home.