My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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!

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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.

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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!

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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.

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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.

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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.

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

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.

OneDad3Girls

 

38 Comments

  1. 20th March 2016 / 12:17 am

    How cute are those lambs. We drove past some little baby lambs today and I would have loved to stop and take a picture. You certainly have captured Spring where you live x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Ah thanks Tracey, I know aren’t they just adorable, I love this time of year with all the new life x

  2. 20th March 2016 / 12:24 am

    Beautiful photos that can only be spring. Those lambs are sent to tempt me, I’m sure our sheep are crossing their legs just to spite me!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:37 pm

      ha ha oh no, I bet all of a sudden all hell will break loose Fiona x

  3. 20th March 2016 / 12:32 am

    Great shots, Sarah. This week has finally felt like the beginning of spring, hasn’t it? You’ve reminded me, I’ve got an f1.8 lens that sits largely unused in my camera bags these days – it needs digging out again.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:38 pm

      I know its been lovely hasn’t it, I cant believe you have a 1.8 lens stashed away Tim I have been lusting over this lens for ages x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:44 pm

      I know Stella it just makes you smile doesn’t it ? x

  4. 20th March 2016 / 4:22 am

    What beautiful pictures, those lambs are just precious. We don’t really have seasons in Saudi, just cooler weather so I am missing those natural rhythms this year.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:45 pm

      I know they are aren’t they, I just love this time of year Brook, Oh my that is something I would so miss about the UK the seasons are just beautiful x

  5. 20th March 2016 / 6:55 am

    I just love to see the lambs in the fields, it definitely looks like spring has sprung for you x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Me too Cathy, yes it feels so much lighter and brighter up here thank goodness, it makes you so much more cheerful x

  6. 20th March 2016 / 6:57 am

    Gorgeous photos and interesting to read about your own little climate! Roll on summer!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Sarah, yes its funny up here, you can almost see spring creep along the road which is odd but so interesting x

  7. 20th March 2016 / 8:16 am

    It looks like Spring has arrived with you. Going by the photos the lens is brilliant.

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Ah thanks Darren, I love the lens it is amazing, worth every penny x

  8. 20th March 2016 / 10:27 am

    You really do live in a wonderful place, despite the weather. I love your photos, you’ve really captured the beginning of Spring, of course the lambs are my favourite.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Anne we do I feel so lucky, and we do get good weather but just ever so slightly cooler, although on hot days it can actually be warmer up here ! x

  9. 20th March 2016 / 10:45 am

    Beautiful, beautiful photos. I really need to keep working on my photography. I have a basic bridge model at the moment but I’m working on it #mysundayphoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Ah thanks Toni, do you know its all about altering the setting and getting to know you camera which is incredible really its just being brave x

  10. 20th March 2016 / 10:51 am

    This time of the year is definitely my favourite for all these reasons and more. I love the photo of the lambs #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Me too, its such a happy exciting time of year isn’t it? x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 4:59 pm

      At thanks Jayne I love spring and there are so many beautiful signs everywhere x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks Merlinda, they as just so cute aren’t they x

  11. 20th March 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Just love the lambs. There’s nothing nicer than watching new lambs bounce around, just love it #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      20th March 2016 / 5:04 pm

      I know I feel exactly the same, Lambs just make me smile so much they are so beautiful x

  12. 20th March 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Fantastic photos that embrace the coming of warmer weather. #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Helena, its such a lovely time of year isn’t it? x

  13. 20th March 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Those lambs are just the cutest! Such gorgeous pictures. I’m looking forward to more sunshine!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Thank Sian, I know they are aren’t they? And yay to the sunshine and hot days I cant wait x

  14. 20th March 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I can’t get past the lambs! What a great incentive to go on a walk!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2016 / 8:57 pm

      I know and they are everywhere up here at this time of year x

  15. 21st March 2016 / 6:31 am

    Yay – gorgeous pictures for the first day of Spring … and your lambs beat me by 2 places on the My Sunday Photo line up!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2016 / 8:58 pm

      We must have been posting at almost the same time Rosie, I just love this time of year x

  16. 21st March 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Very exciting going out for the first time with a new lens isn’t it?! Working well too by the looks of these lovely photos 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Ha ha I know Lisa it is, I felt like such a geek but I just love it x

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