17.5.07

Thursday promenade

A fresh morning with a damp breeze wafting perfumed billows across the fields...




One of a pair of boxing hares, too far away for my little snapper to get a decent shot. Not seeing me, being hidden in a dip in the meadow I managed to get quite close before it lolloped cautiously away through the dandelions.





The summer wheat bursting skywards.




The dainty print of a roe hind, recently passed through -





The hawthorn hedges bowed with heady blossoms -





Drowsy cattle at the back of the flour mill.



and home for breakfast.

13 comments:

gilfling said...

oh this just looks glorious!! And on your very own doorstep too. Lovely

Mara said...

Beautiful place. Hope to visit some day.

Francie M. said...

So peaceful and beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Steph said...

So beautiful, Gretel. Your writing matches the pictures perfectly...I do home you're atleast playing with the idea of writing a book involving your life in the country.

Steph said...

okay- I really should read my comments before posting- that should read "I really hope"

Daisy Lupin said...

You are so lucky to see the hares, they are my very favourite British wild animal. You were doing the same as me on a wet Sunday, rummaging around in my old storage boxes of postcards I have been sent, ones I have picked up in galleries, cute packaging, old birthday cards etc, yes you are right all too precious to be called junk!

Suffolkmum said...

What a fabulous treat of a blog! Your writing does match the pictures, as someone above has said. I am obsessed by hares,a s my avatar indicates!

Cotswoldgent said...

You just can't beat the Cotswolds.
You and I are the lucky ones!

carolyn said...

The Hawthorne is so beautiful this year, I seem to be seeing it everywhere, not that I'm complaining. Would love to see the hares boxing they are such magnificent creatures.

julie said...

Thanks for taking us along on your early morning walk - you defintely live in one of the most beautiful places!

Soozcat said...

So do the roe deer ever show up in your yard looking for a nosh?

In my teenage years I lived on a mountainside in Utah, and in the winter and early spring the mule deer would come down the mountain and wander around our yard, chewing on bits of new grass and grapevines and anything else that seemed edible. During some winters they would get so hungry that they would approach and eat from your hand, if you were quiet and held still.

lettuce said...

oh i love hawthorne blossom! and cow parsley too, theres just something about that heavy/delicate May luxuriance

weirdbunny said...

How thrilling it must have been to have seen those hares. Day's are so wonderful when we experience such sights ! - Julia x