What an amazing few weeks of weather we've had here. I nearly stood on this male Adder last week and luckily, the dogs ran straight past it. Jack is definitely insured now, but I could do without the snakebite trauma again thank you very much. Beautiful though isn't he?
During the Easter holidays, OB and I went to climb the rocks at Hound Tor. I forgot my camera so M lent me one of the cameras from work; an old Sony SLR. No zoom to speak of but lovely to use something different.
OB nearly gave me a heart attack perched on top of those rocks:
I think he's solving the Rubick's cube here:
On his way down thank goodness....
On Easter Monday, OB's friend from Bideford invited him to his surfing birthday party on Westward Ho! beach. The giant pebble ridge is very impressive:
The weather was perfect for beginners....apparently. We took the dogs who had a brilliant time with their old friend Finnian:
OB had never surfed before and was a bit tentative to start with:
OB's friend's sister.....the light was amazing and her hair looked so beautiful in the sun:
OB feeling a bit more confident....
I've always been extremely reluctant to show OB's face on the blog, but just this once it's absolutely necessary. Standing up first time!
Friend's sister stick throwing for the dogs:
Although dawn is too early for me to see when I take the dogs out in the morning, the low sun has still been stunning:
I've mentioned before that, until I got this camera, I was under the impression that all the meadow Pipits were Skylarks. In fact, they are more rare a sight than you'd think, but last week I actually managed to capture one:
There has been SOME cloud....
The dogs are enjoying the sunshine too but are both panting as you can see:
Even when the surrounding areas are shrouded in morning mist, the moor remains drenched in sunshine:
That foal is growing fast. Still the only one in this area but there are definitely more to come:
Snippet has had the benefit of my clipping and snipping prowess:
Another pony feeling drowsy.....
Obligatory Meadow Pipits, some even singing:
Surely this summery weather can't continue? I think it's meant to break at the weekend but, while it does last, we are in heaven and it makes all the stresses and strains of life more bearable. I hope you're enjoying it too, if you live in this country. If you live in Canada, I hope the snow has melted! So until next time, here are the dogs (Snippet pre-haircut) in the morning sun. Have a lovely week.