We’ve had three seasons this April – spring, summer and winter, some frost, lots of cold wind, a week of barbeque weather, more wind (thank you Storm Hannah), but no April showers, or at least only a couple of days’ worth. And now spring is back and we have leaves – lots and lots in their best, shiniest, juiciest green. In the last ten days the Linden Walk has turned from this:
Also this week we have a new Highland bull calf in the Cutlins meadow. This morning as we were lingering on the path watching him, an elderly Wenlockian passing with her West Highland terrier informed us that the proud mother is a Welsh champion. We agreed she certainly has a fine set of horns, but she doesn’t strike us as the sort of cow who would be much impressed by awards. While we were there she was anyway much engaged with a tree stump trying to relieve a very tenacious itch. Meanwhile young MacMoo was attempting to muscle in on the scene.
The magpie in the last shot looks to have found a handy source of nesting material.
And now a general Wenlock April round up.
Pop over to Su’s for more changing seasons.
72 thoughts on “April’s Changing Seasons: Leaves, Lambs And A New MacMoo”
oh macmoo brings smiles –
and love this too:
“leaves – lots and lots in their best, shiniest, juiciest green.” what a nice description
Thank you, Yvette 🙂
Such beauty! And that calf! So adorable.
He’s a sweetie, isn’t he.
Lovely selection Tish but I wouldn’t want to get between that cow and calf! (is it my imagination or does it’s face look somewhat pig-like?)
Pig-like, yes I think you’re right, Brian. And you probably right about not getting between mum and babe! Those horns!
Spring in all its glory.
What a cheeky magpie…
My thoughts too on the magpie front. The cow didn’t seem to notice she was being ‘grazed’.
Haha! That pelt they have must be a blessing in the winter. 🙂
I think they may get a bit overheated in our English winters. They’re designed for the wild and woolly northlands. But at least all that thatch keeps some of the winter rain out.
True. Works as a thick raincoat. I do need to squeeze in a few weeks in England some day. Get out of London… Time, oh, Time!
Carpe diem and all that 🙂
You do live in a rather smashing part of the world.
Love the cows!
We do, don’t we. Should remember to count blessings more often 🙂
Fabulous photographs….but that Highland calf is just about as gorgeous as it gets:) What a beauty. Thank you Tish:)
It looks more like a teddy than a calf, doesn’t it.
My sentiments exactly…..I want to cuddle it 🙂
Adore the scene with the magpie, well spied.
What a cheeky bird, though.
Babies are priceless – especially when they have a furry face ❤️
I do miss all the greenery and flowers blooming in France. Back home it looks like spring has taken an extended holiday. At the rate we’re going, it may be June before we see leaves 😕
I love the before and after photos of Linden Walk. How can you be anything but happy after a walk down that lane? 🙂
You’re so right. The Linden Walk is Dr. William Penny Brookes’ all round tonic for the town (he who planted it), and it’s been working for 150 years already 🙂
Wow! That transformation of the Linden Walk is stunning — perfect illustration of “shiny, juicy green.”
I’m having a major cute attack over little MacMoo; babies are so much fun to watch. And Mum is seriously impressive.
Wishing you a lovely, sun-kissed productive and happy month ahead Tish.
Thank you v. much, Su. Happy makings to you too.
That calf is adorable! Lovely photos. Isn’t spring great!
Spring, yes, – it IS great 🙂
We got your April showers, Tish, but they’ve gone again. 27/28C today- warm for walking 🙂 🙂 Close by we have a very cute baby goat, but not a Linden in sight! Wishing you and the man in the shed a joyful May 🙂
Oh goodness. May already. May yours be blissful 🙂
Every thing looks pretty good for not much rain. Baby Moo look ready to take on the world .
What a smashing post, Tish, so lovely to see your gorgeous photos too! What a difference between the photos of the trees on the Linden walk, in such a short time. They’ll soon look magnificent & majestic in their full leafy plumage. The calf is absolutely adorable! I love cows anyway, but Highland Cattle are incredible looking beasties..that fur! The magpie must’ve thought she’d got enough to try to steal a bit. The local bulls here are British Blues, I feel so privileged when they come over to say hello & then try to lick me to death! 😂
What nice British Blues! Our highland ones are rather stand offish. Or at least they’re too busy ruminating to be bothered to socialise. But I quite like that about them.
Must admit, I might be a bit bothered as to where & what the Highland cattle might do with those horns if they got too close! The British Blues won’t always oblige with a visit..chewing the cud & lying down often takes precedence!
Great images. Your spring our autumn.
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I love the green on the trees this time of year. You captured it beautifully with your photo of the walk.
Thank you, Thom. The quiet unfolding is magical, isn’t it. Immanence vegetably speaking.
Oh My Goodness. Macmoo makes me melt!!!!!
Most understandable 🙂
Lovely all, although McMoo takes the day by a mile (or a kilometer.)
He is a show stealer, isn’t he. Must pop over and see what he’s up to today.
That calf is adorable. So cheeky and curious.
And so amazingly active for a highland moo 🙂
Wonderful images. 🙂
How lovely to see a spring somewhere! I’m hoping that May brings slightly dryer weather.
That is the cutest calf I think I’ve ever seen and your green walkway looks delicious. I still wearing three layers of flannel and wool socks, so I live in hope that the green and the warm will show up here, too.
Fingers crossed for some better weather in Armstrong woods
well said – ~April was a 3-in-1. Your linden walk is always such an eye popper in its juicy green mantle. As for MacMoo who could resist?
Thank you, Laura. Been thinking about you.
much appreciated Tish ❤
and now for something completely different – who came up with that marvellous name for MacMoo?
I think it was me 😉
I love your photos everything looks so green and so fresh.
Like freshly crisped lettuce, Arlene 🙂
Fabulous shots, Tish!
Thank you, Mike 🙂
Macmoo is gorgeous! It is amazing how quickly things green up, but I do wish time would slow down, we seem to be rushing through the year again and I would like to enjoy these lighter and brighter months for longer.
Definitely we need a slow down.
Beautiful photos, Tish.
4 seasons in one month I bet is quite confusing
I am ever confused these days, Mak.
One minute the trees are all naked and the next they’re popping out all over! 😀 … what a cute Spring Baby. 🙂 … mind you, they’re all cute at that age.
A transitory thing – cuteness. Maybe as well 😉
Another wonderful tour through Much Wenlock. How lucky you are. Amazing what the rains do. Holy cow!
Holy cow indeed!
Adorable and rather puppy like in one photo 🙂
Is there anything more glorious than the return of green? Still waiting for it in my part of the world…
Green – high octane fuel for the soul, Julie 🙂