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Sun-shine filled weekend walking

If that was our weekend, we've greedily used it all up.
What happened?
Well, Youngest has just completed his two day DofE walk and is now in full recovery mode on the settee.
There was an awful lot of organising and packing of haversacks and planning of menus and first aid kits leading up to his challenge.
 I was on a  course on Saturday and when I returned home, Himself, Eldest and I had a most wonderful sun-filled, bumblebee accompanied afternoon in the garden. We sat lazily enjoying the sun and the bees filled the air with their buzzy-ing and busy-ing around the spring flowers.
 My camera has just come back from a week away for a bit of a service. It was so brave and I was so pleased when it came home, that I bought it a pressie. Yes, I bought my camera a gift...not for me......for my camera.
 A new lens.
Can you tell?
Let me give you a hint - I was sitting in the sun (I may have mentioned this) and the bees were on the other side of the garden.... Oh by the way, there will be a few photos in this post.
 I think my camera is very happy - I know I am.
Happy sigh.
Then as the afternoon gently became dusk, we went out for an evening picnic up in the Dales. On our return journey we stopped so I could take a photo of the most delicious warm peach coloured sky.
On Sunday, we went for a walk - well, more of a potter while we waited for Youngest to compete his walk.  As we arrived, I fancied having our lunch up by the cairn...it did mean a bit of a pull up that hill...puff...puff...but it was worth it smile emoticon
When the boys were young, this rocky ghyll was the lair of dragons and home for fairy folk.
As the boys grew, the dragons faded and the fairy folk become invisible..... fortunately I see them still.
From the cairn, out of the biting wind, we sat with our backs against the moorland grasses. Below the village where we were to meet Youngest.  Suddenly we saw he'd returned and Himself set off to bring him up to our picnic spot. I took this picture with my original lens......
 .....and this photo - with my new lens.....now you know why I am so happy with it! (That tear shaped green is in the middle of the above picture)
I trained my lens on my boys right up to the car. I am so so so loving this new toy of mine - did I mention that this post might be a little image heavy? 
 After our picnic on the side of that sun-drenched wind tousled hill, we returned to the village.
 We crossed the bridge and spied a small nursery field. There were two beautiful Jacobs ewes and their SIX lambs - six gorgeous little lumps of lamb all sunning themselves - I could not resist taking their pictures.

We also spotted this little feathery harbinger of summer! Yay! 
I am quite happy that yes - this ONE swallow is definitely making our summer - especially on such a glorious day  smile emoticon
Like I said - our weekend was deliciously sun-filled. 

Thank you for popping in and spending time with us, Monday tomorrow - bring it on!


  1. Wow, no wonder you love your new lens, your photos are gorgeous.

  2. Have fun with your new lens - looking good so far! Enjoy your week. x

  3. What lovely photos and those lambs are just so cute. It's great having different size lens, but I find the big one very heavy to carry round when on a long walk. Thanks for photos. Take care.

  4. Nice new lens, lucky camera. I', still waiting for my lamb to arrive though - did you forget to post it?

  5. Fabulous photos, the little lambs are just adorable.
    My favourite photo is the stunning peach sky.
    Can I ask what type of lens you are using, and enjoy using it.


  6. Beautiful photos and a wonderful weekend. To pick a favourite photo I think it will be the tear drop, only because if I'd taken the same photo I wouldn't have seen it as a tear drop. You see so much more with your photography, if that makes sense.

  7. I'm so glad you visited my blog and now I can visit with you. Gorgeous photos of your world...keep them coming! I left you a reply comment on my blog but I'll say it again here...Sorry for the loss of your pup...you must really miss her. Thanks for your kind words.

  8. Envious of our new camera lens! More photos please!

  9. Your photos are fantastic - the new lens is impressive. I love the lambs and bees, such a treat to see them in sharp definition. All three of my young 'uns have done D of E and enjoyed every minute of it :)
    Cathy x

  10. Finally I have a few minutes to catch up with everyone. Fabulous photos! Can I ask the spec of your new long lens?

  11. I am so glad you can still see the dragons and fairies, it's a shame boys have to grow up! . The magnification of your new lens is fantastic. xx


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