Monday, 25 February 2013

Half-term walk round Cromford

 We took advantage of the warmer weather early in the week to have a short walk round Cromford....

.....along the canal 

... to Arkwright's mill at Cromford ..

..and up Scarthin rock from where we could see both of Arkwright's houses -

the old...

and the new

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Snowdrops and sunset at Shipley

Last weekend, when it was warmer and Spring-like, we went in search of snowdrops at Shipley Country Park.

 They weren't flowering as much as I'd have expected so I hope to go back when they're all fully open.

Meanwhile, we caught a beautiful sunset on the walk back to the car.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Looking for Spring...

This past week I've been keeping my eyes open for signs of Spring - pussy willow and hazel catkins on our dog-walks, snowdrops and daffodil buds in the garden, even some bluebell shoots in the wood.

Today, it's snowing!