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Windy Walk in the Fens

28 Jul

Its such a beautiful day today that I was really looking forward taking Buddy for a walk.  The wind was blowing but the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect for a walk in the countryside.

No sooner did I turn out of my drive then I met a bizarre sight…..  a purple balloon blowing in the wind…

Balloon blowing

The cat didn’t quite know what to make of it.  I’m not sure if it was more scared of the huge blowing balloon or Buddy the big golden retriever.

Cat

As we walk past the village gardens there are plenty of butterflies trying to shelter from the wind…. like this Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais Urticae)

Small Tortoiseshell

And Small White (Pieris Rapae)….

Small white

Soon the houses give way to fenland….

Field of Oats (2)

With beautiful cloud formations…..

Clouds

And plenty of butterflies trying to hide from the wind…

Butterflies clinging in the wind

Swallows swoop down across the corn fields…..

Swallow

And the Charm Tree rattles its chimes across the fens…..

Charm tree

A few Small Skippers cling on to the hedgerow…

Small Skipper

The fields of oats harbour a Large White (Pieris Brassicae)…..

Large White

And beautiful poppies…

Poppies

Oats stretch as far as the eyes can see and the sound of the wind blowing through them is so relaxing…

Field of Oats

The colour as the sun shines on them reminds me of the warm of steaming porridge..

Oats (2)

Buddy enjoys taking a short break as I admire the view.

Buddy and the oats

As we head towards home there is time for a last gaze out across the fields…

Crowland Fields

A moment to watch the Wood Pigeon taking a rest on the post….

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And then its time to head home.  How blessed I am to have such beauties of nature on my doorstep. It’s great to take time out to appreciate God’s creation.

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4 Comments

Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Animals, Bird, butterfly, Landscape

 

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4 responses to “Windy Walk in the Fens

  1. ramblingratz

    August 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    What a beautiful part of the country you live in, so full of life. I really love the Welsh mountains, but I bet you get wonderful skies over the fens; and Buddy is gorgeous.

     
    • Sian Arulanantham

      August 21, 2013 at 3:51 am

      Wales is my home and I do miss the mountains, but the open skies of the fens also have their charm.

      Sent from my iPad

       

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