Monday 4 February 2019

Walk Away the Hassle

The birds are getting frisky. Today watched a collared dove wooing and cooing a lady friend with co-ordinated dance. He bowed his head low for the "Coo-coo", then stretched skywards for the "coo". Coo-coo coo.

There's a few assaults going on amongst the mallard population too.

Perhaps they are de-stressing. I've had another stressful 24 hours with another landlord visit bringing around a couple of valuers, who went round measuring my walls with a handheld laser rangefinder while I sat on my bed pretending I wasn't there. Typically, after I had gone mad doing a deep clean, they brought in a load of mud from outside. Thanks a lot guys.

So the moment they had gone, I went out for a walk. Just the boring old tour of the two lakes, but it  was a very bright afternoon and the savage cold of the last week has eased from the time being. The days are easing longer, it feels a shade more spring like and I noticed that the odd black headed gull has got its black head back.

Glory of the snow is now making a subtle appearance. The aconites and snowdrops are at their peak; the aconite will be starting to die in a week or two.

Like many things, they are very ephemeral.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 04.02.19


  1. It is so lovely to see the carpet of aconites and the snowdrops look beautiful too :)

  2. Fantastic spring-like shots! I particularly like your penultimate one of the Aconites, taken from a low viewpoint - stunning. I don't suppose the bad weather is over for the winter yet, but at least there are signs that things are moving in the right direction ... and it's much milder today. We aren't used to daytime temps of -6 here in Suffolk!