Sunday 11 March 2012: Harefield Parrock
It's been a long time since I photographed this tree in the Hare Field. We just haven't had any of those misty mornings which were so frequent a year ago. But today it was foggy first thing, and occasionally the mist would part and flecks of blue sky would show. The field is full of sheep at the moment, with not a lamb to be seen, a late lambing flock while so many of the ewes around here are already out in the fields with their little ones.
Such a mild night and morning. There were jewel encrusted cobwebs on the field gates, while the spider that lives in the wing mirror of the big red Volvo has started to build its web nightly only to have it blown away as I drive along. Can it be the same one as last year?
The blackbirds in the garden are gathering nesting materials, there was no sign of the Boss, but perhaps she is making her nest somewhere nearby.
I went to Dunsop Bridge mid-morning to meet up with Dr T for a walk. I haven't see him for 9 months or so, too long. A walk is topped and tailed by a visit to the Puddleduck cafe where any good from a walk is happily undone. The company was good and the conversation ranged widely as ever, we stopped briefly to look for goshawks, but without success. On the way home, I saw a few red-legged partridges, the first so far this year (species 106 for the 2012 yearlist).
Alas, there is a busy week ahead, and I may struggle to find time for a blip the first few days at least.