It must be warm the tortoise has woken from her hibernation much to Lily's delight.
After spending Saturday food shopping and more importantly at a jumble sale, we thought we'd make the most of the sunshine and go for a picnic on the moors just up the road from where we live. But first I put the washing on the line my haul from the jumble sale, I'm loving those candy stripes. I often wonder what my neighbour must think about my washing!
Look at that sky who'd believe that last week it was cold and rainy and it's only the second week of March.
First we go up the lane.
And past the calves, the mud in there is evidence of the weather we have had recently.
And oh dear, slightly muddy here too, on the bridlepath, who forgot the wellies, oops!
Never mind the mud there were beautiful primroses, brightening up the hedges.
Getting drier underfoot now, I love this pathway it looks so pretty in the sunlight.
And here's the gateway to the moors.
Which are bursting with colour thanks to the masses of gorse in full bloom.
And here's our destination a granite boulder about 8ft high and carved in 1810 to celebrate the golden jubilee of King George III.
If you stand on top you get this fantastic view and it was here that we saw the solar eclipse in 1999.
Now the important bit, for Lily, sitting under the rock for a picnic lunch!
And then onwards across the moor to home, didn't quite fancy going through the mud again! The two Tor's that can just be seen in the distance are Roughtor and Brown Willy.
And home again to sun dried washing. Did I mention I only paid 30p for 8 pillowcases and 20p for a perfect embroidered tablecloth :)
It's still a bit nippy in the evening though so I still have to light the fire!
I have been given some awards, which I will post about next time as at the moment the internet keeps going down every 10 minutes - so annoying!!