Glimpse of summer

Up on Meldon Hill, May 2017

Up on Meldon Hill, May 2017

At last! The past month has seen a bit of frost here and there. The plants took their time, but at last all the beautiful fresh green leaves are out! It truly felt like a glimpse of summer, the winter seems to be moving away. I am certain there's so much more lovely green to appear, however, I thought Dartmoor looked glorious at the weekend already!

Hello! Lambs across the river near Chagford, May 2017

Hello! Lambs across the river near Chagford, May 2017

We went on walks up on the moors, but also down in the woods. I really believe this time of year is my favourite. All of the lambs were out and about. We were also visited by the Dartmoor ponies that live on Chagford Common and Meldon Hill, with six small foals added to the herd so far, it was so great to see them doing well.

Woodland flowers - the last of the bluebells! Chagford, May 2017

Woodland flowers - the last of the bluebells! Chagford, May 2017

We were lucky on one of our walks to spot the last of the bluebells in the woods. My Mum was also very helpful pointing out lots of woodland plants that I didn't know. We even were lucky enough to spot a kingfisher! 

If you've got a chance, make the most of the good weather we have at the moment - I have heard on the grape vine it's going to go a bit wet and miserable again soon. Get Outside!

Caomihe (Keeva) on Meldon Hill! May 2017

Caomihe (Keeva) on Meldon Hill! May 2017