Yesterday DH and I took advantage of a beautiful sunny day to have a ride out with a view to taking time to check out my new camera. We ended up at Naturescape, a wildflower farm near Nottingham which we visited at a similar time last year.
Probably because of the cold winter Spring is a little bit behind and the cowslips were only just beginning to come out but primroses near the cafe were giving a lovely display.
I think this is hawthorn (or it may be wild plum). I took the photo on Macro Zoom but unfortunately the image is grainy so I shall have to experiment more. Maybe a tripod would be better.
DH spent quite a while trying to spot a robin singing high in a tree.
He also threw himself wholeheartedly into getting the shot he wanted (and nearly fell in a pond in the process!).
On the way home we stopped off to have a look at some very sweet lambs.
The noticeboard at Naturescape showed that someone had seen a swallow recently but we couldn’t spot any, although we did have the pleasure of watching a Red Kite rising on thermals above the field of sheep.
My nephew (the one who’s just become a Daddy) has just set up a website showcasing his photography so if you’ve got a minute and are interested in photography have a look here. I know I’m biased but he has some beautiful photographs.
Have any of you been affected by the Iceland ash cloud? Two of our friends are stranded in Singapore trying to get home from a holiday in New Zealand. I feel very sorry for them as G is struggling with severe back pain and they are both tired after their special holiday which involved a lot of travelling so they just want to come home, but there doesn’t seem to be any chance of that for the moment. I must admit it’s very strange not to see any vapour trails in the sky. I have heard a few light aircraft flying over from time to time but that’s all.