Sunday 26 February 2017

Just Keeping Tabs on the World

A pleasant pair of walks out today, one to the park for tea and walk around, then another up to the Beacon Hill reserve. The wind was blowing hard, and the birds were having a struggle making any headway into the breeze, the trees were rustling noisily.

I enjoyed it. When walking instead of running, you miss less, and have more time to just observe the world. Like notice the first grape hyacinth and spanish bluebell.

12 or so km walked in all. Not bad at all.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 26.02.17


  1. Wow! Those Grape Hyacinths are early! Mine are only just showing green tips peeping through the soil and I live in Cornwall, where it's a few degrees warmer than most of the UK. WET, but warm!
    My daffodils are all in flower but being battered by the wind and rain of the last few days.

  2. I love seeing the spring flowers coming through, signs of better weather to come hopefully. Fed up with all these storms now.

  3. Daffodils - the small ones are out, but the grown up ones not so much, but yes, I thought those hyacinth were very early too!

  4. Lovely colours... of the birds and of the flowers.

  5. Lovely photos, I particularly like how you captured the variety of irridescent colours in the male mallards' heads

  6. THank you, that's what I was trying to do, although this is not easy with a mobile phone camera!