We spent the whole day sitting in the garden, reading, playing chess and drinking the cider. This was one of the very few clouds to obscure the sun's warmth that day.
Sitting on a scarlet furry blanket because she refuses to sit on the bench otherwise, madam surveys all she owns and basks in the sunshine. She loves being as warm as possible!
I've no idea what these beautiful flowers are called [I've found fut they're hyacinths] but they've burst to life!
Whilst out for walkies, the dog and I came across one of the charming little ponies living in the fields surrounding our home. This guy was very friendly, the doggie was not impressed!
Last weekend we took the opportunity to explore a local reservoir and followed the 3 mile 'dam trail'. This was the dam, built high above the treatment plant below and crossing the reservoir. The path seems infinite and dead straight.
I love a good signpost picture, this one pointed us to the back of somebody's farm where the path continued. We got up close an personal with some suspicious dairy cows.
The hot weather always gives me a yearning for the seaside and this was taken a few years ago in North Wales. Beautiful huh?
Also taken at the beach, I can't resist a good shot of 'texture'! Don't you just want to grab a handful and hear them clunk together?
A return to dog walking now.. and, again the dog was unimpressed when this large and gorgeous horse came galloping round the corner to share the watering hole (small lake) with her.
I couldn't resist the colours in this lake, aren't they beautiful? This lake is in the middle of a nature park tucked away behind the city and the water really was that blue! And there's a little coot making his way across.
There's nothing like nature to really put on a show and make you feel content. Birds singing, lakes gently flowing, horses pausing for a little drink as the flowers decorate the world -- life really is like a Disney movie sometimes!
Hope you're finding time to enjoy it!
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