Ensuring that Monty our much adored lab gets his daily exercise, means that we force ourselves out in all weathers. This recent long walk one glorious Sunday afternoon, through a local estate that we are fortunate enough to have access to, produced some lovely photos.
It was a beautiful crisp afternoon with hazy sunshine. The lake area looked as if it was awakening from its long winter slumber.
Lambs frolicked in the fields, running back to the protection of their mother's side when we passed by.
In 1802, Wordsworth's sister Dorothy wrote "..we saw a few daffodils close to the water side. We fancied that the lake had floated the seed ashore and that the little colony had so sprung up. But as we went along there were more and more and at last under the boughs of the trees, we saw that there was a long belt of them.." This was written about the walk around Ullswater taken with Wordsworth that two years later inspired I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. These daffodils in Kent are equally beautiful and shine for a brief but glorious time.
We arrived home blissfully weary and content. Monty arrived home smelly from his swim in the lake and was soon snoring happily!