A break in the recent rain, the sun came out on Saturday. DH suggested we go for a drive and take a snowdrop walk and enjoy some sunshine. He felt we both needed to breathe some fresh air, enjoy some exercise and take in the peace of the countryside.
A field of sheep and my first sight of spring lambs this year
One particular ewe was shouting to us and came running across the field
She came right up close to the hedge to show us her new baby, I was delighted by this small gesture.
A little further on you can cross the bridge and enter the gates to the churchyard although there are only services there in the summer months so it is locked at all other times.
The water was gushing over the lintel under the bridge, a lovely splashing sound
The ducks were enjoying a swim.
There was such a commotion when Mr Drake decided to mate with her and almost drowned her. I didn't take a pic of that moment!
Masses of snowdrops along the waters edge
Just had to get a close up of these beauties
Further along a big house sits in the woodlands with a lake in the garden
The afternoon sunshine on the lake was lovely and more ducks were swimming
This one seemed to be needing a snooze. He was sitting right on the pathway and we had to step around him, he didn't mind.
The woodland was amass of snowdrops as far as the eye could see.
Seeing all that springyness spurred me to add the final stitches to my Spring project. I have to say stitching mojo has been a bit hit and miss this year, but maybe it's springing back now....
I've had this in my stash for a long time. It's My Four Seasons Sampler from Giulia Punti Antichi and has all four seasons on it. The other three seasons are equally as lovely.
We have the sun out again today, so fingers crossed there is more to follow this week and we have a rest from the recent wet stuff. The blackbirds nesting in our tree seem to think so.
Love and blessings