Wednesday, 28 December 2016

2016 Round-up Part 2

March started chilly but the sunshine was till nice - to begin with and the Gorse was out in flower.
Fog became an issue...
and there was evidence of the stormy weather we'd had during the winter.
By the middle of the month, the sun was out once more and on Shipley Hill, the daffodils were bright and beautiful.
On 22nd of March, Malcolm and I celebrated ten years since our civil partnership with a glass or two of bubbles and fish-and-chips for lunch. The Blackthorn blossom was celebratory too...
We ended the month with an ornithological first for this area. A Little Egret was found roosting in a tree at Pewit Carr.
By April, Spring was in full swing and the Willows were starting to bloom in the sunshine.
Lambs were gambolling in the fields...
and Malcolm was enjoying the weather at Mapperley Reservoir.
By this time, the Bluebells were showing their hand too.
At the end of the month, we took a trip to Cornwall and enjoyed some lovely walks around Newquay.
By coincidence, my cousin (once removed), Brian and Mary were also staying in Newquay at the same time, it being Brian's birthday. It was wonderful to see them and we had a lovely dinner together at their hotel, to celebrate Brian's birthday. We then joined them on a trip around the area taking in Padstow...
and Polzeath...
Ending up at the delightful village of Boscastle.
More to come tomorrow.
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