Abstract Landscape Painter. Rural Dweller. Lover of Modernist Art and Design.
I spot a couple of roe deer in the distance this morning. They notice us, but don’t seem unduly bothered. They soon return to eating, before skittishly trotting off down the field.
A few metres further down the lane, in a sunny, sheltered spot, there is a scattering of dog violets. A bit early to bloom? And just beyond them is a yellowhammer, sitting atop the hedge. They always make me smile, as their bright yellow heads make them look a little like escaped budgies!
There are colourful birds of a different variety on the afternoon walk. As we come clomping down the track, we disturb two jays. They fly from the hedge and across our path; their dipping and rising flight taking them to the safety of a line of small trees.
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