Glorious blue sky and brilliant sunshine for much of yesterday. Quite chilly but it is only the start of February. We had a couple of good walks round the village to get some well deserved fresh air. Part of one route took us through the churchyard which kept me and my trusty Nikon S9050 busy.
The good things noticed were these signs that Spring is round the corner:
(I did spot a few daffodils in full bloom in the sheltered corner of a garden on our way home.)
Also it was good to be able to clearly see a part of the church it has been difficult to get at in the past when part of the graveyard was fenced off with sheep grazing on the grass. The fence has been removed and one can wander at will all round the outside of the church.
The bad is the way bricks have been used in the past to repair part of the structure which does rather spoil such an old stone built church:
The ugly - the gargoyles and grotesques decorating the roof line of course. Some are probably carved from something like sandstone which has weathered badly over the years:
All in all we both enjoyed a satisfying and rewarding perambulation.
White-winged Black Tern at Ferry Meadows
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