"If we get up now we could go hare spotting"
We drove to our favourite 'hare spotting' location and started walking, it took a little while before we saw one . . . two, three, four! (And five! - one just out of shot.)
You have to know what to look for, a hare at rest looks very like a clod of earth.
Until they move to graze on the winter wheat shoots . . . then you can seen the ears.
No boxing this morning, they seem settled in pairs.
Ears pricked. Whiskers twitching. We've been spotted!
Showing us a clean pair of heels as they race to the far end of the field.
A lovely morning to be out in the fresh air . . . a bright blue sky and white Cherry-Plum blossom.
Golden Kingcups on the pond edges.
Bright lime-green leaves breaking on the Weeping Willows.
'Bread and cheese' – Hawthorn hedges greening.
The Badgers have been busy cleaning and extending their sett.
9 a.m. beginning to cloud over.
Time to head off home . . . yes this is a footpath, the farmer has recently rolled the field to sow Spring Barley and will re-instate the track when the crop starts to grow. We are heading straight across to a small marker post on the wood edge.
Back home before 10 a.m. and sitting on the sofa in the sunshine, with a cup of tea and slice and toasted and buttered Barmbrack that we bought yesterday as a treat.