Saturday, 28 May 2016

On The Road Again



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. 

 
Red Poppies

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.


8 comments:

  1. Fab flowers. I was once out horseriding and found myself in a sunflower field. They faced me as I went through the gate. Such a beautiful sight.

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    1. Poppy fields are just so random, they are always a delight. When my daughters were young I used to make them pose in sunflower fields - they hated me.

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  2. Lots of nasty storms around Paris and Central Europe yesterday by the sound of things.
    I hope you took your time on the 30 km trip and remembered that is is also 30 km back.

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    1. It was a round trip so not too far! We had a storm here at midnight last night but escaped quite lightly I think. Raining today.

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  3. Awful storm late last night almost spoilt the Hull game but more importantly The Dog pants and shakes with fear. We had a Wine & Jazz night in the village that just escaped the heavy rain. More poor weather on the way I think.

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    1. I remember our old Airedale used to get in such a tizz when there was a storm. Nothing you could do to settle her. Wine and jazz sounds like fun.

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  4. Our Bok hates loud noises of any sort, and ended up on our bed during the storm. Not easy to sleep with a 30 kilo dog lying on top of you.

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    1. Bless his little paws - he was scared.

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