Some blossom spotted whilst passing a tree in the garden on the way to the shed. This tree (some kind of copper leafed ornamental thingmy) is usually early to flower, I guess it still is in that there is no sign of blossom on any other flowering tree yet...
Past the stone circle...
...a fairly recent creation, not at all ancient.
Heading up the hill towards the electricity sub station, hence the abundance of pylons.
I do still like bare branches against blue sky very much...
...but some leaves would be nice!
Looking back. Larks are singing.
Cows on the horizon.
The smudge in the middle is a lark. I was suddenly aware of louder than normal lark song so I quickly looked up and spotted the lark doing his vertical climb. "Male skylarks can be spotted rising almost vertically from farmland,
grassland, salt marshes and moorland and effortlessly hovering and
singing from a great height before parachuting back down to earth. Long
complicated, beautiful song-flights can last for up to an hour and the
birds can reach 300m before descending." (read more here) It was something I'd never seen before, I felt very lucky to be able to watch it.
I took this photo of the view where I'd stopped. By the time I looked back at the lark he was so high I could no longer see him, though I could still hear his beautiful song.
A look up at the canopy of...
A nice reflection of the tree in the puddle.
They came over to say hello. Another new experience for today, usually they run off when I stop for a photo.
I like the line of trees om the horizon and the puddle and wall in the foreground.
The road ahead.
Solitary tree, wispy clouds.
I think the grass is looking a little greener than last time I was here?
More lovely cirrus clouds. I also like the landrover tracks up the hill.
The top of a hill. It's effectively downhill from here till the cycle path. Towards the bottom of the hill there is a blackthorn patch; I had wondered if I might find some blossom there, but there was none. Instead I enjoyed the free-wheeling and didn't stop for any more photos. I was glad of my gloves! It's still cold here. Spring?