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!












 




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