Decided on a walk in Duck Wood this afternoon - just 12 minutes drive away. It's Bluebell time but they had bloomed for a while so were beginning to 'go over'.
Duck Wood is just part of an ancient group of woods dating back to The Middle Ages
This group of woodlands also includes wild flower meadows which are worth a visit in the Summer months
The reason that there are so many extremely old trees that have been well managed and coppiced
The woods are managed to attract wild life
and rare flowers - I need to find out what this pretty white and pale yellow flower is
there are quite a number of dew ponds
then, we were strolling along this path when we heard thunder overhead, so rushed back to the car and within a couple of minutes this was the scene!
snow and hail stones - back at home 10 minutes later the sky was blue and the sun was shining!