During both journeys, bright weather alternated with scudding clouds and squally showers.
These are the routes I enjoy taking me so much, out in the countryside without having to go very far, and always the chance of seeing something new, like I did when I flushed a battalion of 200 whistling wigeon, or spotted a hummingbird hawk moth about its long tongued business amidst the Hawton lungwort.
Now is the time to think about longer trips; the bike ride to Whisby Park, the walk to Southwell with a picnic, another attempt to penetrate the Barnby to Claypole Passage, and perhaps a 40 mile cycle of the Robin Hood Way.
Give me a sunny day after an early night, all of these things may be possible.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 03.04.16
|Under the weather|
|The rain passes|
|Violets are out|
|As are the vivid currant flowers|
|First bluebells on the sconce|
|The old oak wood. Dry here|
|Unlike Pykett's Wood|