My last post (amongst other more important things) describes a walk we took on Tuesday (14th April). Since then we've done that walk several times including today's (22nd April) ... but the 'other' way ... on another very warm day ...
Crossing Rotten Row we walk through the meadow towards Hambleden Village alongside the fast running ditch, turning up the lane to our right at the kissing gate
This expanse of the ditch now holds a new family of mallards ... I can count 13 chicks here but they may have been more.
We continue along the lane taking a right at the fork ... and start the climb up into the Chiltern hills
through the gate (note the jumper goes into the wash as soon as we're home).
The trees and hedges are coming into bud now but I don't recognise this one ... has anyone out there any idea please?
Each day creates a different light as we walk through the bluebells
Another plant I don't recognise ... it looks similar to lilac but smaller and doesn't smell like lilac ... any ideas?
Chairs up a tree? We think it's to watch or perhaps orchestrate pheasant shoots as we can see a high wire fence up the bank on the other side of the road and can hear pheasants there ... hopefully those birds will get a reprieve this year.
The view down Rotten Row where the gradient is probably a 1 in 10 ... I'd much rather walk down this hill than up! At the end of the lane by the houses we turn left back to the marina ...