Yesterday Toby and I set off on our daily walk armed with my camera and my new 1.8 lens. I have been a bit precious with it and not taken it out of the house since Mother’s Day. Today was the big day, the first outing of the lens haha!
After a most wonderful week and feeling hopeful that spring is most certainly on the way. The snow of recent weeks is nothing but a memory now, and hopefully something we will not see again until winter once again shows it face, by then we will be excited about cold frosts and snow. But for now I am celebrating beautiful sunrises and sunsets, light mornings and waking to the sound of birdsong.
Today armed with my camera Toby and I set of on a mission to capture the first signs of spring, signs that before long summer will be with us, hoorah! Seriously I cannot wait!
It’s funny living at the top of our not so little hill, shielded by the beautiful and mysterious Pendle Hill that is around 60 meters short of being a mountain. Spring most definitely arrives late up here. The buds and blooms always arrive a little later that they do down in the village. I assume that is something to do with it being just that little colder up here. And when it’s windy? Well, lets just say we have had some sleepless nights when the wind is at its worst, sometimes you fear the roof may blow off.
We are so lucky to live here and every day I am thankful, but we most certainly get the more extreme version of the weather being so high up with all the open land around us. However in spring it is glorious, this week there are signs of new life everywhere, the buds are appearing and most importantly the lambs are starting to arrive. I get so giddy at the thought of seeing these gorgeous little creatures on our daily walks.
When they are young they are so trusting, with only their mum to warn them to stay away as they curiously watch us watch by. Its funny, Toby being a dog that is partial to a chicken you would think he would want to chase the sheep and lambs. Of course he is always on a lead at this time of year, but he does not bat an eyelid at them, just walks on by.
I am so hoping this is the start of a beautiful summer, with long hot summers evenings, beautiful flowers and enjoying my fair share of summer cocktails in the garden.