Feeling tired this afternoon after our longest ride out this year – 30 kilometres.
This time we turned left at the fork and found the correct road through the farm, a route we were just curious to explore. Although it is marked as a 'through road' it is obviously rarely used and riding through the farmyard was surreal. Young fluffy chicks everywhere, squawking hens, ducks, geese, cats, manic barking farm dog (luckily tied up), straw and farming detritus scattered across the road, it was such a crazy scene. I wanted to take a photograph but I was frightened that if I paused too long I would immediately disappear under a huge pile of feathers and muck.
It was a pleasant ride out. When we came upon the poppy field we just had to stop. I asked Paul if he could take a photo with his mobile phone. He dutifully waded through the meadow to take some snaps.
Then, as he turned and started walking back towards me, a young deer rose up out of the long grass right behind him and looked at him curiously. I gesticulated to Paul and he just waved back, completely oblivious as the deer bounded away into the trees.
|The deer is hiding in the long grass top right|
It was a beautiful sunny morning but just after we got home the storm clouds gradually started to form in the distance. It was very warm so we decided to risk lunch on the terrace. Not the best idea because the rain started to fall just as we had finished eating, we had to pick up the wine glasses and head for cover. I don’t like it when my wine gets diluted.