A beautiful Easter

Carr House Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds opened its doors for Good Friday and in addition to buying a few months’ supply of bread flour, I took a walk round to see how the farm looked in spring time.

A pity my daughter wasn’t younger, she might have enjoyed the Easter trail. But while she sat in the car I found some amusement in certain landmarks.

It might be hard to believe that things could get even better but they did. After looking at the map for the closest piece of coast to the farm, I plumped for Flamborough. Thus, we found ourselves on an amazing beach. Not only did it have seaweed for my compost bin, there were beautiful white rocks with the shadows of fossils in them

The rocks presumably came out of these crumbling cliffs.

And of course there was the view, which reminds me, as always when I look out on the sea, of John Keats’ poem Ode to the Sea.

The excellent weather has continued today. So, I took a walk to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve from the Swillington side and discovered a woodland

which I believe to be St Aidans Remainder. Apart from the bluebells I saw a hare, so was totally charmed.

Equally, on the path leading to the woodland I became acquainted with the white dead-nettle. I must have seen these before but what flowers!

They are not a stinging nettle so I think they could make an attractive addition to the forest garden at home.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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14 Responses to A beautiful Easter

  1. I think we went there a few years back. Very nice.

    • Helen says:

      This was the first time I had been and I was very pleasantly surprised 😊

      Although I now ask myself did you mean Flamborough or St Aidans Nature Reserve?

  2. mortaltree says:

    What a beautiful experience. Thanks for sharing it, Helen!

  3. skyeent says:

    We used to call the white dead nettle honeysuck. If you pulled out the flowers at just the right stage you can get a little bit of nectar.

  4. Karen says:

    A lovely day out, the photo from the sea is especially nice.

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