After the last three days it was a joy to be out walking under blue skies today. That is once we were out of the village away from icy pavements and roads.
Our main road into Bingley is currently closed for the next five weeks for gas works, so we took the opportunity to enjoy this traffic free route down to our nearest town.
Here by the main entrance to the St Ives estate I was surprised to see how well on the daffodils are which annually fill this corner with colour. A little further on, on the short stretch between Beckfoot Lane and the steps through Mouse Wood to Myrtle Park there must have been at least a half dozen cars coming up from the town having ignored the Road Closed and Diversion signs. They all had to turn around. Why is it people think the signs don’t apply to them?
Myrtle Park had quite a heavy frost, it was the same last time we came, it must be a frost pocket and the paths around the bowling green were slippery but this didn’t stop us getting a nice coffee from Tarquin’s.
Returning via Beckfoot the River Aire was not surprisingly very high and fast. Crossing into the St Ives estate we witnessed the continuing stream of cars coming up the twines and having to turn around when they hit the works the signs at the bottom of the road tell them about!
We stood aside to let another couple pass on our path through the estate, it turned out to be someone we knew but had only seen once in many years during a walk in the first Covid lockdown last year. One of the few positives of lockdowns.
Last stop was to feed the ducks and swans on Coppice Pond, heavily bombed by gulls.
When I got home I took a quick snap of the first snowdrops flowering in the garden. All good for Flower Friday.
Happy weekend everyone