Thursday, 20 June 2019

Turned Out Nice Again

England's capricious weather suddenly decided to be friendly and obliging for a while this morning. Therefore my brother and I set out to walk part of a route I'd completed back in early November 2018. You can, should you so desire, check out that post here, or else you might like to just it back and enjoy the stunning greenness that ensues after a few days of English rain.


setting out from Lilley


farm track
and farm machinery


fieldside poppies


ascending Warden Hill


Les enjoying views over the town of Luton


more views of lovely Luton, innit?


view with two poppies


view with a distant line of well-spaced trees


Meadow Brown butterfly


dark clouds gathering once more


a patch of Rosebay Willowherb by the side of the track


wonderful garden as we re-entered Lilley.

Take care.





20 comments:

  1. The shades of green in the eighth photo are gorgeous. What a lovely walk! Good for the soul.

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  2. Thank-you … I enjoyed my evening walk from the comfort of my armchair!
    Lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  3. Splendid views from the high ground.

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  4. I think you need to have a serious talk to Les. All that pastoral beauty and he is taking pictures of Luton???

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  5. Beautiful, quintessential English countryside! Wonderful shot of the two lone poppies.

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  6. Looks like a beautiful day in the country. I love the picture of the bright poppies. That Willowherb is pretty spectacular too.

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  7. Wonderful photos, as always. I do love my glimpses of England through your lens.

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  8. The country views are stunning, John. Lovely poppies there!

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  9. I always think that Rosebay Willowherb is the the most wonderful descriptive name for a flower! I like your picture of the red poppies at the edge of the field. They say English countryside to me, although they didn't really grow in North Devon where I grew up.
    I had to smile at David N G's comment.

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  10. Thank you for doing the leg-work, and lens-work that you've shared with us here. It certainly does take me away from my small corner of the world to see the beautiful countryside in yours.

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  11. Such a beautiful walk. Love the sky and vistas there.

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  12. Beautiful walk, lovely scenes and views. Thanks for taking us along.
    Happy weekend, John.

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  13. Especially love'fieldside poppies' John.

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  14. oh wow so many wonderful photos, I love the poppy pictures and the butterfly one also, you live in a paradise of beauty there. :) Have a happy weekend.

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  15. I wish I could adequately say how much I love these...specially the fieldside poppy one and the one right below it...oh, and I like that one above it, too. I might as well say I love them all...but the first two mentioned are my favorites.

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  16. The English countryside certainly looks gloriously green after the rain 💚 I particularly like the two poppy view 😉 Gorgeous images as always John, and I suspect the Banksia flowers in your Botanic garden would be much more polite than our rude Aussie one's 😀

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  17. Wonderful greens in these photos. Rain will do that for you.

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  18. The poppies are very pretty.

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  19. Hi John - views of Luton pretty?! Wonderful walk around with you ... the lane, and the plants ... cheers - lovely to see, even if I'm late ... Hilary

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  20. Lovely countryside scenes :)

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