“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
Daffodowndilly by A. A. Milne
I found the Daffodowndilly poem on Annie’s lovely blog and now when I see big patches of daffodils I think to myself ‘Winter is dead’. This week especially so. The sun has been shining, everything is looking greener and the barometer on the shed read 20c on Tuesday! Scott and I decided to make the most of the weather with an ice cream and a walk to find lambs.
The banks by the roadside were covered in daffodils and a carpet of Celandine.
We cycled to this field on Sunday and only saw two lambs. In my mind, the field would be full of bouncing, fluffy lambs within a matter of days! At first it looked like nothing had changed and then we spotted this little family in the corner of the field. The lambs can’t have been very old because they had wet cords attached and the mother had a big one hanging out of her – bit of a shock to see when you’re not expecting it! She was cleaning them whilst they tried to balance on their very wobbly legs.
Some of the sheep looked like they were about to pop so I don’t think it will be long before more lambs arrive. Yippeeee!
We didn’t spot this one snoozing in the shade by itself until the mother started calling and it woke up.
The sun was making us hot and sleepy so we started a slow, lazy walk back home.
Lately we’ve been neck deep in diy and home improvements so haven’t had a chance to do much exploring. It was good to finally get out and walk one of our favourite, less trodden routes.