Sunday, 6 January 2013

Winter Sun

The past couple of days have been sunny and very mild. Such a welcome relief after the grey, wet days we endured over the Christmas period. I suppose we would not appreciate the sun nearly so much if it shone every day.
Yesterday I was determined to get out and enjoy it, for at least a little while, so myself and two boys ( the third was helping his Dad ) headed out on our bikes. 

After a while you come to a single track road which has very little traffic..........



I've brought you along here on previous cycle rides, so if it all looks a bit familiar , that's why. I love the light ( it's only 3pm but the sun is already low in the sky) and stop to take lots of pictures while the boys disappear up the hill............


At the top we catch our breath and enjoy taking the odd close up , like these bright red Rose Hips.......


Here we are , me admiring the countryside on such a wonderful , calm and sunny afternoon........the boys saying "not more pictures Mum, you've taken loads already".........



Of course I ignore them and enjoy taking a few more. There's no rush and it's so mild I'm happy to linger....breathing deeply , filling my lungs with fresh air and really noticing the colours and beauty that is all around us. How green the tree bark is in this light.........



Soon though, we decide it's time to turn around and enjoy whizzing back down the hill......well the boys whiz and I make a steady descent :0)


The fields look golden brown and the shadows are even longer now.........


The horses enjoy the last rays of the day ........



And I take one last look at the wonderful sky , with clouds disappearing into the distance.......


We head home after our simple outing........


and I count my blessings yet again, life is good.
Jacquie x


34 comments:

  1. i've read a few posts talking of bike rides- its making me want a set of my own wheels...miss having a bike, while working in suffolk i loved riding through the flat country lanes. Devon is a bit too hilly for my liking hehe.
    lovely way to spend tome with your boys and be out in the glorious country side around you.
    love your cosy spot with crochet blankets~ myself and sophs have been enjoying hot cross buns this morning while listening to the radio and finishing off one of her jigsaw puzzles from christmas ;0)x

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  2. What glorious photos Jacquie, they are beautiful. The countryside looks so picturesque, and as your cosy crochetcorner - I love it. This morning we had a spectacular sunrise glorious deep orange spreading all over the sky.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. Thank you for sharing your bike ride with us, it was lovely. The blue, blue sky, green grass and long shadows...beautiful! The rose hips certainly added a gorgeous pop of colour. It makes us glad we can see!!
    Enjoy your Sunday,
    Anne xx

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  4. Ahhhh, lovely, lovely pictures. It's very grey up here today so your winter sunshine is very welcome! Heather x

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  5. Oooh, your crochet looks goooood!
    Esther.

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  6. lovely, those rosehips are breath-taking! Heather x

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  7. What a lovely time to bond with you boys
    x x x

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  8. Hey Jacquie it's 20 past midnight, I should be counting sheep, but am wide awake.
    Lovely photos, I could just lose myself in the beauty. How nice to get out and get some fresh air with the boys and enjoy a well earned cuppa and bun on your return home..........yawn!! see ya...

    CLaire x

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  9. It was a lovely day yesterday wasnt it? Back to grey again today...

    Helenxx

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  10. Whoa...I love your pictures! Beautiful....especially the trees! I LOVE trees~ They are as different as people~

    Your crochet is wonderful too~ :) ♥

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  11. What a beautiful day, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Meredith

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  12. The sun was so welcome yesterday ... and I agree life is good! x

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  13. Wonderful - time to get my bike out of the shed I think x

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  14. Lovely light in those photos - those late afternoon rays can be photo magic! It's been so mild here too - not sunny, but nice enough for us to potter in the garden and for me to think that Spring might be on it's way!

    Gillian x

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  15. Lucky you Jacquie, we had a few weak rays of sun this morning and that was that for the weekend! I did lots of indoor happies this weekend and a couple of grey walks but they didn't get me down.
    Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. It made me laugh when your boys said "not another photo muuuuummmm" Alice says it to me all the time. One day they will be able to really look back and appreciate our blogs I think, until then lets keep snapping! xox Penelope

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  16. Lovely pictures - winter sun is always so welcome, isn't it?

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  17. Beautiful blankets on your chair!
    Heather x

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  18. Thank you for sharing your walk. We are doing a lot of hospital visiting just now so it was lovely to follow in your footsteps for a while

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  19. Ah lovely. These mild days are a treat, aren't they? :) xx

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    1. Thanks for sharing your sunshine ... there hasn't been any in Cumbria! Really enjoyed your photography blog and got lots of inspiration!

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  20. Do you think you'll be coming to Yorkshire again this year Jacquie? I would love to see you again! Maybe in September for the Yarndale?
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    HAPPY NEW YEAR my lovely xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. It's great to get out into the fresh air, then back home to a little crochet, perfect! :) x

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  22. Lovely photos. I honestly hadn't realised what a lovely day it was today. It looks like you had lots of fun x

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  23. Great pictures, I really need to bet back on my bike!!

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  24. Beautiful scenery, looks like you had a lovely day xx

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  25. Isn't winter sun in a wet country the most beautiful thing! While the UK had hoorrible weather over Chrsitmas week,we were so lucky to have a relatively dry time visiting the south of Ireland. Lovely photos.
    Jaccqui, referring to your previous post as well, what layout do you use on Blogger? I can't seem to use X-large photos, as it spills onto the right hand columnm, so I'm around a bit...

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    1. Hi Stel, you may have to go into advanced settings and adjust the margins. Hope this helps.
      Jacquie x

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  26. Wonderful pictures...I just love winter sun days

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  27. Special days, lovely photos thanks. x

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  28. beautiful pics...love the sunshine in them. and by the way, the Sun has already turned to spring!
    have a great day !

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  29. What beautiful pics- it's just so wonderful to be out in the fresh air on days like those, isn't it?!
    Have a lovely week.
    X

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  30. What a beautiful pics, it really makes me miss England and its landscape.

    Have a lovely time!!

    X

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