Sunday, March 30, 2008

Beautiful day

It has been a lovely day...warm and sunny, and the clocks went forward this morning, so everyone got up late. And I decided to go for a walk. Breathing is good.

So I walked to the edge of the village and down the lane to those lakes you can see here....

And I made a new friend along the way. He was looking in my pockets for a carrot, but I didn't have any.... so I stroked his nose, and he seemed to like that....

The grass or whatever is growing in the field is very green....

More friends..... the mill cottage has a water sluice and this beautiful swan was playing against the current......

Just look at the reflection of the water in itself.....

The water in the lakes is higher than normal. Some of the trees are in the lake at the moment.....

Soon they will all be green. There are leaf buds everywhere, so I will have to go back soon and take more photos......

Such strange shapes. The trees bend towards the water in really weird ways....

And there are so many swans. I watched them take off from the water and come in to land. Unfortunately I got lovely photos of half swans. The sun was too bright to see what I was taking!

And this reminded me of Moses in the bullrushes. The reed are high and grasses sway gently in the breeze.
I walked slowly and stopped to rest a lot. So much to see and it is all so English and green and quiet. Lots of time to think and just to "be".

10 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a lovely walk you enjoyed today and thank you for sharing it.

I pretended that the snow melt water pattering off the garage roof today was a water garden. Lovely this pretending.

Enjoy your longer days! I've been enjoying mine.

Needled Mom said...

You walk sounded absolutely delightful. I almost felt like I was walking beside you.

Is it true that they count all the swans once a year and that they all belong to the Queen? I had heard that once and always wondered if it was true.

Linds said...

Yes, the swans do belong to the Queen, I believe. I have no idea about counting them!

Bronwen said...

Take it easy Linds, comforting and gently revitalising walks are OK but not too far!
Take care and God bless.

Crystal said...

Thank you for taking us on the walk with you today. We woke up to 3" of fresh snow so the greenery is no where to be seen. But the moisture will bring it on if ever the temperature warms up. I love seeing these bits of "English-ness". Some day I will come to see it in person :))

momrn2 said...

Oh I'm so glad you had this time to just "be"! The picture's are lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Isabelle said...

Oh dear - I take my eye off you for a brief week in the frozen south and you injure yourself. And write a lot of interesting posts. Hope you're well on the road to recovery now.

Morning Glory said...

I really enjoyed going on this walk with you through your pictures. It truly is beautiful!!

meggie said...

Thankyou so much for taking me with you on your walk. Lovely.

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