We’re a bit tardy with our Out & about post for February.
It began with snow (again!!) – it’s as if winter keeps reminding us that it’s still here at the start of each month.
February isn’t always the best month for walking, but there’s no choice with Fudge looking expectantly at you.
Once we’re outdoors, it’s fine – fresh air & exercise – time to chat or think… and there’s always something to see.
With no leaves on the trees you tend to notice things like bark, moss & lichen.
These old pack horse routes criss-cross our local area – slightly above the valley floor which was once flooded & marshy.
We also come across many of these disused barns and farmhouses – some of them have beautiful views.
It’s easy to imagine them restored – many even retain wonderful original features like stone steps, beams and mullioned windows.
Towards the end of the month we got the first signs that spring was approaching…
… with buds on the trees…
… daffodils and bluebells emerging…
… and planters around the town filled with crocuses & other early flowerers.
It’s nearly time to dig out those shorts & t-shirts!