The family now seem to use it for grazing their cob horses as well now in summer.
It isn't bad at all, although kids seem to build campfires at night sometimes, but you know how I like to give names for everything! Buzzards and kestrels haunt the stands of trees, and in summer great thickets of thistle support a large population of butterflies.
This spring it has been carpeted in lesser celandine, and has looked particularly cheery. Sadly, that's now past its best, and no longer surrounds what I call the sacred tree - a tree with a lovely clearing under its boughs. It's still a lovely spot though.
Unlike the weather, which went from snow, to drizzle, to hail, then snow in the space of fifteen minutes.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 26.04.16
|Periwinkle looking good|
|Boggy Clay Lane|
|Entrance to the badlands|
|Stand of trees where raptors hang out|
|The Sacred Tree|
|Pretty, but no idea|
|Looking down the sledging slope|
|Bad weather incoming|
|Beacon Hill Reserve woods|
|Kids BMX on these paths. Fair enough|
|Big red tailed queen on cowslip|
|Five minutes off a drenching|