Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Weekend Walkabouts

Clunton , Clungunford  and Clun

the quietest places under the sun

A E Housman

 Clun - last weekend was a sleepy village - cold winda at bay - mists and fog left in the valleys behind us - only crisp sunshine and blue skies .

The intention of the day was to visit the castle which is an English Heritage site - protected now - but showing the ravages of time The castle ruins stand proudly on a mound

and the walkways take a circular route - offering fantastic views

The river Clun  runs through the small town and on towards Clungunford where it toins the River Teme

And this weekend it was a drive out to Dudmaston Hall - a National Trust property - and a Snowdrop walk - well worth a visit -  a 17th century country house set in impressive grounds and nestling in the Severn Valley 

A paradise for walkers young and old - walks planned out accordingly - we chose the snowdrop walk and we were not disappointed
We dodged the showers and wandered round the woods

more snowdrops 

We walked through the trees around the lake see header pic called at the coffee shop - - and then made our way home - enjoy your week - linking to Our World Tuesday today  - Jane 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Everyday blog

Just an everyday blog about nothing in particular - in fact just a general ramble about this and that - a walk down the frozen fields with the dogs - a trip around the garden - iris riticulata just come into bud

Snowdrops are beginning to drift and a primula vulgaris is just showing to the left of the drift in the pic

filling up the feeders - camera club tonight - subject is "Pink" OH  has got a nice little number- flamingoes at Slimbridge-
and mine is of course a subject close to my heart - a wild flower pic
-ragged robin quite scarce round here this was taken in Wales on the cliffs up above  Newquay last summer - made a start in the greenhouse - onions started  off to be set in the allotment.- a fantastic sunrise this morning - heavy frost but no snow or high winds as yet

- but I thought you may like the attached video - I did

Enjoy your day - Jane