When the sun shone for a while last Friday I got out for a walk up the lane not far from home.
The fields are green with wheat (or it could be barley.... I'll know later) growing well everywhere. There's no oil-seed rape anywhere on these fields this year.
Zooming in over the village with the church behind the trees.
Walking means you notice small things like this fox or deer trail across the field, they tend to follow the same routes although so rarely seen.
The whole of Suffolk's small roads have these lovely potholes! they are always worse when we've had a frosty winter. There's a faint mark around it where a road inspector has measured how much repair is needed. Goodness knows when it will be done.
Such a lovely walk; thank you for sharing the photos. xxReplyDelete
It's been decent weather all week but I've had something happening everyday so haven't walked this weekDelete
Not a hill in site - not many flat walks round here! Your church looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
It's a bit of a hill - easy to walk but not good for cycling upDelete
There is a similar saying here about rooks and crows. We get both in our garden, noisy blighters!ReplyDelete
Thankfully neither get into my small garden!Delete
A lovely, gentle walk to have on your doorstep. It's the one thing I miss, living in our current, edge-of-town house on a very steep hill.ReplyDelete
Most hills in Suffolk are hardly hills at all!Delete
Your church has such a pretty tower. Surely it has a place in your 100 churches of Suffolk book? I noticed the lack of hills too, although I know (from cycling) that Suffolk is not completely flat! We climbed up to the top of the Downs yesterday morning for a blow and a glimpse of the sea. So refreshing. I had intended a third consecutive afternoon of gardening but I had parish mags to deliver and by the time I got home it had clouded over and felt chilly - the garden can wait I thought. Sarah in SussexReplyDelete
Oh I wish I could climb a hill and see the sea!Delete
Lovely photo's, our village is between a town and a city so very urban, we do have the shore and one area of farm land, I miss country walks of my childhood.ReplyDelete
Its a bit bare in Winter but nice to get out in sunshineDelete
With scenic walks on your doorstep there's no excuse for languishing inside (not that you do languish, (smile)). We have similar scenic walks around our village, but not as open as yours, ours are more wooded, with lanes leading mysteriously (to me) around bends. I would love to be able to go down those lanes to see where they go to.ReplyDelete
Not far from our bungalow there is a tree with 23 rooks nests and my husband was told of the noise they all make..
Rooks are incredibly noisy and messy!Delete
That is definitely a crow! That is some pothole. And what an interesting trail across the field. I didn't know that they tended to follow the same trail - you would think they would follow thehedge to get a little more protection wouldn't you.ReplyDelete
It would be night time when they were crossing the field so wouldn't be seenDelete
Even though there appears to be an hint of sunshine in your first photo it really portrays the cold of winter. Like some of the others I’d love a flat road like that to walk onReplyDelete
I'd like a hill to walk up for the view!Delete
It looks like my road except I can just see the mast in the distance. In fact I also see a mast but a different one.ReplyDelete
Had to go back and look at the photos to spot the mast. A few weeks ago someone on the local face book page thought something terrible had happened because the lights weren't on on the mast - duh - it was foggy!Delete
What a lovely walk, it's nice to walk and notice nature and what she and the animals are up at this time of year isn't it, I was doing just the same at the riverside last weekend.ReplyDelete
That church has a very intricate tower top, there's one near to us that looks like it was sawn off ... or maybe they just ran out of money when it was being built as it's in a very small village and a rural area.
I think I've now seen all sorts of towers of Suffolk churches - short and tall - spires or not - the blog has taught me lots about churches that I never knewDelete
We live in the countryside too and I love spotting the animal trails when I go out walking the lanes. Thanks for the little jingle that will help me remember my crows from rooks!ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
The rhyme is usually right - it's handy to knowDelete
Wait, rooks and crows are the same bird, the difference is flocking or not? We don't talk about rooks here on the east coast of the US and I always thought they were a separate kind of bird we didn't have here. Always more to learn.....ReplyDelete
Rooks and Crows are two different types of the same family. Rooks hang about in flocks and nest in groups and crows are usually solitary except when raising a familyDelete
That's a very nice walk to take us on. I live in flat country, too, very mild slopes, good for walking and getting long views of trees and fields. I like hills in the distance, like where I was small, in the Yorkshire dales, not so much for walking though.ReplyDelete
Its nice to have the big skies we have in Suffolk, but I like hills and woodland too - which we don't have so many ofDelete
It's too cold, snowy and icy here to get out for a walk. Thanks for sharing your stroll with me!ReplyDelete
You are very welcomeDelete
Your fields are lovely and green. The wheat crop will be impressive. Our fields are largely brown. At dusk, yesterday, I saw 5 deer drinking at the stream on the west side of my property. I have not seen crows/rooks in a while. The red tail hawk seems missing too.ReplyDelete
It's been mostly mild enough to keep the crops growing well this winterDelete
You are blessed with such amazing big open skies in your part of the world. ArilxReplyDelete
Canadian speculating here that wheat will be a more profitable crop than canola this year, because of the war in Eastern Europe.ReplyDelete
Nice! I really like the first photo. I could certainly imagine walking up that road. The skies look wonderfully blue!ReplyDelete
I vote crow. You know what I love most about your country? That there seems to always be the most amazing bit of architecture popping into the picture. A couple months ago, I noticed the castle in Pat's header. I loved that so much.ReplyDelete