THE DESERTED COTTAGES.....
It was gloriously sunny last Sunday and I didn't take much persuading when John suggested we take a walk to the top of the village in the afternoon. It is quite a climb up there, but we take it slowly and there are always great views to stop and enjoy on the way.
After weeks of freezing temperatures and heavy snow, it was encouraging to see that winter is slowly, but most surely, loosening its icy grip.... signs of new growth can be seen forcing its way through decaying vegetation in the hedgerow.
What a difference a sunny day makes to everyone and everything. The moss looks so green & vibrant and the leaves of the ivy that scrambles over the stone walls look quite freshly polished.
This lane is a delight to walk in spring.... when an abundance of wild flowers will be blooming amidst the verges and hedgerows.