Up with the larks

Thursday, September 05, 2019

The bank holiday weekend was an absolute scorcher - uncomfortably hot and required carefully planning to ensure we weren't out in the full heat of the day for long periods. It sort of went to pot amongst trying to get too much done but we decided to get up early on the Sunday morning to take a long walk in the cooler hours of the day. What a fantastic idea. Leaving the house around 7:20am armed with a camera and sunglasses we took to the lanes and paths with a renewed energy. 
The early morning mist was just gorgeous and although the sun was already making an impact it clung on in patches before being burned off altogether.

Countryside scenes...
Can you see her?

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Can you spy the bird?
Stealthy as I tried to be, it clocked us before I could find a clear shot.

Usually herons take flight when they see me but this one didn't flinch and it crossed my mind that it could be a statue.
Pheasant hen making a getaway
Pretty sure this IS fleabane although after the other day, I am still perplexed as to which is which (or how they differ)

Horseradish! We see this all the time. The roots spread.
Lovely lane walking.

Take care,

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