Sunday, April 21

Kirby Lonsdale day out.


The sun shone and the sweet spring air gave us back a hope after a hard winter....
...in Kirby Lonsdale...



.... the new bridge over the Lune river...


......the old bridge...




 ...held together...stone and iron...



...saturdays and sundays are for cyclists' gatherings...




...close by, the cricket field gets a makeover for the new season...





...and dogs and owners play by the riverside...





...freshly planted willow twigs protect the banks...





..while spring flowers clothe them...






...the trees begin to unfurl their leaves...






...and blossom blooms along the path...






...ancient walls bloom too with tiny ferns...





...and further up the rough meets the smooth where two streams join...





...in the old churchyard wild daffodils fill the space between the graves...
..and in this area Ruskin had his famous view...








...while ancient gargoyles gaze endlessly down on all.....





...and the churchyard cat snoozes in the sudden heat of an April day.






16 comments:

  1. Perfect. And that churchyard with the daffs... wonderful.

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    1. Cro ..the daffs in the churchyard are those wonderful lakes ones that Wordsworth wrote about...and put lots of us off poetry for life....a shame about the flowers and poetry!!

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  2. So that is what not being stuck in winter still looks like? I have forgotten all but snow and cold and cold and snow.

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    1. oh sorry ...I hope the spring comes soon for you..this was really the first proper outing that we have been able to make.

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  3. Lovely photos, Gerry. I love Kirby Lonsdale although haven't been up there for some years. I always used to stop on my way up to Scotland to have the first cooked breakfast of the holiday in a café by the market square.

    Such a beautiful area and your post has brought back some very happy memories. Thank you!

    Johnson

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    1. Thankyou John for your kind comment...this really is a wonderful part of the country...I have loved it since coming here as a teenager ...from Belfast.

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  4. beautiful photos....I love the Churchyard cat....I wish I could do that!

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    1. Julia ..that was such a great pic to catch...sometimes you just get lucky !!!

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  5. I congratulate you with the spring! It must be nice to walk around in such an area and enjoy life.

    PS Can you please send some spring across The North Sea? :-)

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  6. RuneE....I will puff and blow as hard as I can....just like the big bad wolf...but I don't think that it will work! You must see it for yourself. thanks for the fun comment.

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  7. What a glorious day out that must have been..

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    1. It was indeed Ilse...we love this little town very much...thankyou for the kind comment.

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