Monthly Archives: March 2012

Good Morning Beverley

This morning I had a little drive up to Beverley. Well I did that yesterday too but I literally drove there and back and didn’t stop so this morning I went and had a little wander.

I’d been through Beverly a lot when I was younger, en route to the east coast for day trips but I’d never stopped and spent any time there.

What had struck me yesterday was the view of the Minster as you approach the town. For such a small town it’s really striking to see such a huge cathedral-sized church on the skyline and even more so against the hazy sunny sky.

The funny thing was that when I drove there yesterday, although I was immediately struck by the sight of Beverley Minster as I got close to the town I somehow managed not to see it at all as I drove around the town centre.

So before I left today I made a point of finding it and snapping a quick photo. It really is very pretty and it must be amazing for the people living in the houses next to it to have something so close by.

I spent an hour walking around and looking in the shops but I didn’t see as much as I would have liked so maybe I’ll pop back there before we go back to London.

I’m enjoying being back in Yorkshire and this week I’m having a total change of routine as I relax in the afternoon after having been out in the morning which is the opposite of what I usually do.

Not sure yet what I’ll do tomorrow but I’m also hoping to make it to the seaside before the week’s out so fingers crossed for that.

Morning walk

I’ve said it before but spring really is my favourite time of year. When I woke up today and saw what a lovely sunny morning it was I couldn’t resist going for a little walk before breakfast.

So, armed with nothing but my keys and my camera I had a little stroll and besides bumping into a couple of my neighbours these are a few things I saw along the way.

Plants growing out of ancient walls.

A short rest along the way.

Plants coming into bud and bloom.

A little Robin

And then home for breakfast.

I think it’s good to do something outside your usual routine sometimes. What do you think?

Photos: London in the spring

Spring is definitely pushing its way through at the moment. I love this time of year. I like Autumn and Winter too but Spring is definitely my favourite season.

I’ve noticed lots of buds appearing on the trees around here and this, together with the longer, brighter days, makes me feel much lighter and happier.

I like spring because it’s not too hot but there’s usually some sunshine so it’s pleasant to walk around and sit outside, without either freezing to death or turning into a huge puddle of sweat.

One thing we’ve noticed, in this part of London at least, is that the pigeons seem to have evolved in such a way that their surroundings allow them to be easily camouflaged.

In the areas where the buildings are grey the pigeons are grey and where the buildings and pavements are a lighter colour, so too are the pigeons in that area. Like these ones here.

If it is some kind of evolutionary thing, rather than just a massive coincidence, it makes me wonder what’s eating the ones that don’t blend in…

Yes, this guy was actually standing in the Thames as he performed. I think it was Flame Proof Moth.

I hope you enojy these pictures from today :).