Tilly and I walked across new pastures today! It was lovely. We started, though, walking through the woodland gardens on the Smeaton Estate, just outside the village. There is a long thin lake running through the middle of the gardens, home to a few fluffy Greylag chicks and their proud parents!
Then out on to wide open farmland, with swallows skimming over the top of the crops, larks ascending all over the place, and a wonderful sense of space. That minuscule dot at the top of the photo below is an ascended lark.
I found a lovely patch of kingcups and some apple blossom and, randomly, a eucalyptus tree in flower!