What a difference a day makes.
We had many weeks of rain, then snow and then more rain with grey skies.
This morning we woke up to a cold and frosty start to the day.
and by mid morning the sun was shining and the sky was clear blue.
Would you like to join me on a walk ?
These trees are Hazelnut which grow in abundance in our area.
I love the catkins hanging. When I was a child we called them lambs tails.
These Hazel trees form the boundary between our land
the field where the farmer sometimes puts his Limousin cows to graze.
We are now entering a wooded area.
This time of the year chain saws can be heard all around, as everyone is busy cutting their wood.
Stacks of wood like these can be seen in most places stored and left to dry for a few years.
I thought you might like a peep at what is hidden in these woods.
I'm not sure what some of you may think when you see these photos.
You will either love them!
'how could anyone let this happen'
Let us move on.
We're now out of the woods and back on the lane.
I love this view from my house where the stream is winding its way through the fields.
We can hear the rush of the water now after all the rain.
There's plenty of water at the moment, so the water level in our well will now be high.
Over the hill.
Et voilà, en face de chez moi.
In the summer we use the well water for all our hanging baskets.
I must show you just one more ruined house.
Since we have lived here we have seen this house gradually fall down.
Unfortunately there are many houses like this, just left to fall to ruins.
It seems the younger generation now want modern houses which are built 'off plan'
with very little character and look like matchboxes.
I am very sad about this ruin, it could have looked something like this.....
The signs that spring is on it's way.
Heather blooming and the Quince beginning to show signs of blossom.
Hope the frost doesn't kill it off.
I hope you enjoyed walking with me through the woods and the lane where I live.