All through the winter my walking group heads out. Week in, week out.
I do like winter walking (when the weather plays ball and there is not too much mud!) but I am glad it's officially spring now.
Today we even saw the first leaves unfurling on the Horse-chestnut trees.
I loved this super tidy Lodge house.
and I always love a waterfall....even if it's man made.
the passage behind the tumbling water adds to the fun.
We were walking through the Newstead Abbey estate at this point. Oh look, pretty Daisies by the lake.
The ruined Abbey looked lovely in the sunshine.
And the Yarn bombing made me smile.
It was lunchtime, so we sat in the sunshine and ate our picnic. Then I had to try and see if I could get a good photo of a beautiful Peacock who was sunbathing by the house wall.
I got quiet close and he still seemed relaxed.
Ooooh those colours. The blue was so vivid and the iridescent Teal flashes were stunning.
He seemed to be enjoying the sunshine as much as we were.
It was such a treat to get so close to this beautiful bird.
and hard to tear myself away from this idyllic spot.
Most trees are still bare and the woodland was filled with sunlight.
Ooooh, a picture perfect cottage.
There were daffodils everywhere.
and Pink trees too.
The village of Linby looked gorgeous in the afternoon sun.
This will be my third spring walking with these friendly folk...I'm always glad I was brave enough to join them.