I was awake early this morning and up and taking notice as the sun came up over the side of the valley. This was about 6 a.m.
It looked like it was resting in the tree . . .
I think the steam is cows' breath, as they were up for milking and stand just behind these sheds. There are quite a few of them huffing and puffing.
Just after lunch we three went for a walk down the hill. The rain seems to have brought the Bluebells on (though Tam says they were like this the other day). It's certainly brought on the Rosebay Willow Herb, which has grown over a foot in a couple of days (photo below).
Looking upstream from the bridge, everything has gone into Green Overdrive. The rain has made a difference to the river, which is a little deeper but wider and over the boulders and slate slabs and it is the width of the winter river now.
The lane ahead. The copper beech is really tall and looks amazing this time of year, before it goes a deep maroon colour. Right now it is a pinky bronze.
Up by the junction, all the trees and bushes have responded to the rain and thrown out leaves.
My favourite view, with a bit more water and greenery to be seen.
This morning I cut out the batting and backing for the 9-patch border for the Baltimore quilt I am making and pinned the layers together. This afternoon I sat and started hand quilting (I've done 3/4 of the first short side). I was up in my office, listening to/watching a You Tube video by Fergus Drennan, taken just a couple of days ago, about Foraging in late April in hedgerow and salt-marsh. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am now eyeing up stuff growing here with a fresh eye! It's a long video (2 hrs 21 minutes) but worth watching. HERE is a link.
There are four of these to work on - 2 x 7 block ones, and 2 x 9 blocks. That should keep me out of mischief for a bit!