Another day of glorious Sunshine yesterday so I decided we would take a different route for our mid-day walk. I don't use the route round the back of the village church much at this time of year. A lot of the footpath is below field level and soon gets waterlogged, muddy and very slippery. Fortunately it wasn't too bad. The idea was to take another batch of monochrome photos but this time many of the results were disappointing. Walking in shade with bright light showing through leafless trees was too much contrast for the Nikon. Also shutter speeds in the gloom were really too slow for sharp results. Fortunately I also took a few colour snaps.
Looking back to the start of the footpath:
Penny looking forward to see where we were going. It was only the second time she had walked this way so everything was new, strange and very interesting:
Looking back across the end of the churchyard ....
.... and forward to the next part of the footpath:
Once we had reached the next lane we had a look to see if there were any horses in the meadow - yes, three. It may be sunny but they still need their winter coats on:
I am sure the one on the right is Angel. She was the mother of the foal, Fred, we watched a couple of years ago. Photos and video of Fred can be seen HERE.
Looking back down the lane:
Finally we reached the main street and the lych gates at the entrance to the church:
With all the stops for me to take photos and for Penny to investigate it took nearly three quarters of an hour to cover a twenty minute walk but we were both enjoying the Winter Sun while it lasted.