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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Enter February



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February has arrived blown in on a chill nor-easterly, plummeting the temperatures to well below freezing by night and only just a little warmer by day; will we have snow? who knows, but today the sunshine is glorious, so despite the cold (and the wind-chill) I decided that a lunchtime walk with my camera would be a good idea.

This is the south-west corner of Suffolk, the views take in the edge of south Cambridgeshire and north Essex; here the countryside is nearly as high as it gets in East Anglia, my short route of a mile and half started at 65ft and took me to 115ft at the wood . . . so around here that's a significant hill! The village is tucked down in the valley, the church tower hardly visible among the trees.

Back home my flock is happy to be in a sheltered garden with a sunny spot under the pine tree; and look who's found a girlfriend? Cheep is inseparable from Pearl and even wants to guard her while she lays her egg!


Celia
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BTW the music is the gavotte from Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice' played by Les Musiciens du Louvre (my favourite album on my iPhone this winter).

8 comments:

  1. Lovely to see the finished result after watching the timeline unfold on Twitter. I was 'almost' over that way last February on a similar day, and boy was it cold, but we saw lots of hares.

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  2. isn't it lovely... crisp, cold, clear and so beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful, especially the chooks!.

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  4. Lovely! I hope it stays sunny as I'm back in your neck of the woods tomorrow and it makes such a difference to the drive having sunshine as opposed to grey mizzle ;-)

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  5. Isn't this weather just wonderful :D

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  6. Lovely! So sweet to see Cheep bonding to Pearl :)

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  7. Oh my goodness Celia; Les Musiciens du Louvre are one of my favourite groups and I have the very same version of Gluck on my shelves.

    We are snowed in here with brilliant blue skies turning pink early afternoon. A little blissful save for a poorly child upstairs.

    I am still totally interested in buying one of your prints. I haven't forgotten but have been running around. I shall come back this weekend to sort out the payment and stuff. If I'm not too late, that is?

    Warmest wishes to you.

    Stephanie

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  8. The snow has fallen here this week, luckily about 10 miles away on the Preseli hills, but I've had to drive over them a couple of times in the last couple of days and seeing snow bound hills in this glorious sunshine has been a true delight. I think it's set to change here to wet and warmer but I fear the snow may be heading in your direction.... sorry Celia, but I know you'll make the best of it!

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