Could this be an example of a leaden sky? At least there was more light in the distance!
Mud, mud glorious mud, you can hear the squelch of paws, it's just as well this dog likes a wash!
This week was my first one on reduced hours. It was wonderful to be on the beach walking the dog and meeting neighbours doing the same thing, rather than driving to work. Then, after climbing the cliff, back home for breakfast and spending the morning making home-made bread and soup for lunch.
February is the best time to see the snowdrops and such a first welcome sign of spring. We went for a walk and snowdrop tea at the nearby village of Compton Valance. Back in the 1950's the farmer decided to plant snowdrops and daffodils along the side of the narrow road leading into the village, His family still live in the village and make sure that this wonderful sight is preserved for many others to enjoy. The tea and cakes on offer at the village hall were lovely too!
After a day of rain and very strong winds we awoke to blue skies, the waves were still crashing on the shore and as you walked along the beach your footprints were washed away by the next incoming wave....
Returning to ancient Britons I had to smile at this story in the press this week, that one of our local Dorset celebrities the Cerne Abbas Giant has been censored.The Houses of Parliament Strangers Bar had covered the offending article with a fig leaf see here. This story went viral, and thanks to the Houses of Parliament this small local brewery has received lots of free publicity!
|Image from Daily Telegraph|
There are 57 chalk hill carvings in Britain. The 180 ft (55 metre) carving of the Cerne Abbas Giant was first mentioned in the 17th century, there have been some attempts over the centuries to censor him but all have failed. It is well known locally as a symbol of fertility.
Thank you for all your welcome comments, what are the best and worse parts of February for you?