A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Sunday 27 March 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter.
There are plenty of young lambs out in the fields
to let us know spring is here.

Friday 25 March 2016

Cotswold Calgary

It is a local tradition on Good Friday for local churches to come together and carry a wooden cross to the top of Cam Peak, a prominent local hill, to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ.
The Procession of Witness pauses at various points for readings, hymns and prayers before the cross is erected on the summit on the hill.
A particularly nice sunny spring day brought hundreds of people out today to follow the cross to the peak.

Monday 14 March 2016

Early Bluebells

The first bluebells are starting to flower in Coaley Wood.
Spring must be here!

Saturday 12 March 2016

Larks singing in Spring sunshine

A lovely sunny spring day for a walk on Selsley Common this morning where the song of the skylarks filled the air. There was an abundance of larks today on the common .
In the past they were killed for food and there are reports of 40,000 a day being sold for food in London's Leadenhall market, but now they are a protected species.