We are in the habit of having Sunday dinner in the evening whereas the majority of British people have it in the middle of the day. Yesterday, I roasted another basted pork loin joint - accompanied by roasted carrots, broccoli, new potatoes, apple sauce, homemade gravy and of course the obligatory Yorkshire puddings. This was all washed down with a bottle of South African sauvignon blanc. Not New Zealand wine for once. Sometimes it is good to get out of your comfort zone and go really wild!
Earlier on, it being a lovely spring day with fluffy white clouds scudding slowly from the south west, I went for a constitutional walk on the southern edge of the city.
There was a long uphill climb from Blacka Brook until I reached the green plateau on Totley Moor where long ago there was once a sheep farm. Then I skirted up the quirkily named Wimble Holme Hill and saw a small group of deer trotting through the woods below. One of these deer bathed noisily in a little stream but it was impossible to get a decent photo of him or her through the foliage.
|Horse in a fly mask at Hallfield Fram - on yesterday's walk|
Where the path round the hill meets Moss Road, I saw a family heading up (see the top picture). It might have been reminiscent of a scene from "The Sound of Music" but one of the girls was glued to her mobile phone and the dad was wearing a baseball cap.
Monday morning and Clint has just been taken away for bodywork repair following the accident we suffered a week ago. I will be picking up a hire car this afternoon - all part and parcel of my insurance arrangements. In the meantime, I guess I need to get some garden work done as our grass and privet hedges look like they need haircuts. The dormancy of winter is long gone.
Great photos again. Yesterday's weather was just crying out for a good walk.ReplyDelete
It would have been a crime to just lounge about indoors.Delete
Beautiful pictures, Mr. P. That horse is gorgeous, fly mask and all.ReplyDelete
I find those fly masks a bit spooky.Delete
Isn't it an amazing time of year? I also think the fly masks are creepy!ReplyDelete
b) I am glad that humans don't usually have to wear them.
Your Sunday dinner sounds delicious. Shirley is a lucky woman. Yesterday was Mother's Day here and my eldest son took me out for the day. I felt blessed.ReplyDelete
That was lovely that your oldest son treated you on Mother's Day.Delete
I didn't know that deer bathed! I'll be thinking about that for awhile.ReplyDelete
Pictures like the "sound of music" one always remind me of how similar our land is to yours in some places - rolling hills, patchwork of fields. I think we have more trees, though. Nice shots, YP.
Perhaps the deer was being irritated by insects so rolling around in the stream may have been soothing.Delete
As I wrote in my blog not so long ago, my main meal of the day (and night) these days is lunch. I've not cooked an evening meal for quite a number of years.ReplyDelete
I hope they are gentle with Clint and cause him no more pain!
He needs some more face make up and the lens of one of his eyes was scratched.Delete
Great view from the top of the hill. I can enjoy the view after you did all the work.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed giving you a piggy back up there Red but there was no need to whip my ass with your riding crop.Delete
Your Sunday dinner sounds absolutely heavenly. But how does your Vegan son regard your food choices? I for one wouldn't want to be Vegan for all the tea/cabbage leaves in ChinaReplyDelete
Ian is very tolerant. He has never preached to us or tried to change our eating habits.Delete
Grand photos. You have so many lovely places to walk. Not so here--virtually no public paths; no open land for walking.ReplyDelete
I agree with you that the fly mask is spooky. Imagine having to wear one of those on a warm day.
Some women (and men for that matter) would look much better if they wore fly masks.Delete
It all sounds lovely, the walk and the Sunday meal.ReplyDelete