I don’t remember ever seeing lesser celandines flowering in January. They are at least a month too soon, and this one has clearly been around a while, and much rained on. Snowdrops, though, are timely, and they are cropping up everywhere in gardens and wooded margins around the town.
All the footpaths are very waterlogged and slithery. On our walk yesterday it was necessary to stop at intervals to de-mud the boots and stop growing giants’ feet. This also gave me the chance to photograph the highland cattle in the Cutlins meadow, the sheep in the Priory park, and puddles on the track to Bradley Farm. Welcome to Much Wenlock in January.
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47 thoughts on “Yesterday Along The Lanes In Wenlock”
Much the same here Tish, though no sign of my lesser celandines other than the leaves!
I could do with some rain this way. It’s been hot and dusty
Ah, the dust. It smells like red pepper – or am I romancing 🙂
You are romancing dear friend
Delightful. The heavens opened earl this morning down here. Lots of sunshine and sogginess this afternoon.
African sogginess is usually so very heartening. The soil smells wonderful and everything starts growing like stink.
Agreed. However slippers, soggy dog poo, and early mornings before the sun is fully up …. hmm … well,yes to stink.
Mud Wenlock this month, then, Tish?
Oh, those cattle are wonderful, Tish. Happy weekend.
And to you, Janet. Lovely to have you back.
What an idyllic part of the world you live in.
We are lucky to live in Shropshire, though compared to the landscapes you have been showing us, much of it seems rather too well ‘tamed’.
I’m a fan of ‘Escape to the Country” because I like to look at the landscapes. I always enjoy the ones set in Shropshire and hope they have one set near your town one day. 🙂
We see that programme sometimes. It does a good job of introducing little corners of England that may be little known. I shall think of you on the far side of the world next time we catch an episode 🙂
We see a lot of back episodes over here right now because of summer TV programming. I watched one the other night that featured a native wild cat sanctuary in Scotland. I had no idea such animals existed.
I had forgotten they did. As a child I collected Typhoo tea cards. They did a series on British mammals and the wild cat was one of them. I’ve never seen one – not even on TV.
They are about three times bigger than a domestic cat and you can’t tame them.
so you are wet too. But at least you have some color.
And today we have sun!
These amazing flower shots are just what the doctor ordered for someone like me totally snowed in here in Canada.
Glad to bring you bouquets, Peter 🙂
Some lovely Heeland coos!
They are amazing beesties. Thought seems to occur only very slowly.
Lovely shots Tish. The cows are so cute. I almost can’t remeber what mud is; it’s about 32 degrees C here😕
Phew! 32 degrees. I don’t remember what that is either 🙂
How adorable are those highland cattle and those just waiting to be shorn sheep? My favorite word of this post #slithery. Far better to read about it that walk upon it
Hello Lisa. Lovely you could come on my walk but without the slithering. The sheep do indeed look very woolly. Shearing time is a way off yet though – usually May-June.
Wow! I can’t imagine wearing that coat until May-June
Can be pretty nippy in the UK till May. Old wives’ saying: ne’er cast a clout until May is out, otherwise translated as – hang on to your woollies – man or sheep 🙂
“There’s a flower that shall be mine,
‘Tis the little Celandine.” – Wordsworth and I share this one thing…Celandines…they must have been flowering under all that snow -the sheep look relieved to be back on solid ground
Lambs soon, I should think 🙂
moving on to Blake I see 😉
Puddles? you mean river bed don’t you?
A little wading was called for 🙂
Those signs of spring must be so welcome. What interesting cattle you have over your way
Yes, the cattle are quite out of their location. They seem to be being bred for decorative purposes by a local. They get very hot and bothered looking in the summer, their ancestors being used to windswept highlands of Scotland.
They are very photogenic
Great images Tish – and i must get out and find some snowdrops