On such a beautiful sunny day, even reading The Madonna of the Rocks by Marina Fiorato (her new book due out in May) couldn’t keep me indoors, so D and I went out for a walk. Although it’s still only February it feels and looks as though spring is here. We went down a narrow uneven footpath near opposite our house to an old country lane and then across fields to the edge of a lake.
There were plenty of birds, including this heron perched on a fence in the distance.
And a swan:
As we continued on our walk overhead a red kite soared above the trees, chased away by the rooks making a terrific racket. The path home is over more fields rather wet and boggy after the wet weather and snow.
The cattle were also noisy, waiting to be let out into the fields.
Back over the fields. This is a well-used path but today we only passed one other walker.
Signs of spring along the way – snowdrops
Home with muddy boots.