Arnside and beyond

By gladders

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Sometimes ewe have to feel sorry for the mother as the two lambs vigorously butt at her teats.  This poor lady looked a bit winded.

There were early lambs in fields near Milnthorpe in the early new year, but numbers here are increasingly rapidly now.  Signs of Spring are everywhere, there were long-tailed tits collecting lichens to line their nests (which does seem very early), and I saw my first squashed road toad of the year (always sad to see).

Wifie was on her course, so Gus and I went for a longer walk than usual, exploring some footpaths that I have never been on before.  We came back via the old railway embankment along Arnside Marsh, where we met a big group of walkers who had stopped for a breather.  Several of them were trying to tempt Gus away, and he ran back to them twice to enjoy some more strokes.  But loyalty won out in the end - thank goodness.

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