(First of all apologies if I am late catching up with people's posts, and friends in general! I've been floored by a cold over the past few days and it looks like it won't be budging any time soon. If I haven't visited your blog or had a chat with you in a while, don't worry I will do! Life has a funny way of catching up and taking over and logging into Facebook and Twitter I always have lots of messages to catch up with, so apologies if I'm running behind at the moment on keeping in touch!)
I can't believe I'm already into week 3 of posting about my 30 Days Wild activities - where is the time going?! It's been a little overcast and humid here in the Lakes this week - I'm surprised we haven't had a storm yet, but thankfully the sun has come back out over the past few days and I hope it's here to stay for a few weeks at least - I always hope for a long heat wave come July!
Day 15. Low Light
The day had been really hot and humid and by the time evening rolled around it was so quiet and peaceful and there was hardly a cloud in the sky except for a couple of contrails.
Day 16. Singing Sparrows
I spent about an hour watching them flit about, stopping to drink and feed from the bird seed and water bowl we'd left out and listening to the bird's singing, it was lovely.
Day 17. Clear Skies and Sheep
Evening strolls are the best on days like these. Watching the sheep grazing and listening to the birds calling. I was also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rabbit hopping along by the stream and there were oyster catcher's flying overhead - my neighbour told me that there's a nest around the other side of the fields!
Day 18. Stormy Skies
The difference a day makes! These dark clouds rolled in during the evening and the change in colour and shape is so interesting to see - I'm a weather geek, I blame the geographer in me! There were jackdaws and wood pigeons flying across the sky and with the dark backdrop they framed them beautifully, but they were too quick for me to get a clear photo of!
Day 19. Welcome back the sun!
The sun returned and bathed the land in warmth and these pretty, wispy white clouds added nicely to my little sky watch collection, and I watched the seagulls and swifts dart across the sky.
Day 20. Little Raindrop
The next day brought a couple of showers which was great news for the plants but it meant the day was a little overcast, but by the time the evening came around the sun was back out and these raindrops had collected on the leaves and I loved the reflections in each of them but this one caught my eye.
Day 21. Sheep's Sorrel
With the sun's triumphant return I knew I had to head back out to the fields for a quick walk, and in amongst the buttercups, red clovers and wild carrot were these pretty sheep's sorrel - I love the reddish tint on their flowers!
Hope you're all well and enjoying your weekend!