That’s a description of the weather, and the photography… We’re walking around the lanes near Willey – after a rainy morning, the afternoon is warm, humid and mostly dry, just a few spots as we pass Lower Pool. We’re under the trees anyway, but the raindrops are speckling the otherwise still waters.

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Pole Bank ponies and tadpoles

It’s not at all clear today – hazy in all directions – but it’s very pleasant walking along the top of the Long Mynd. There are others around, but only one other person at Pole Bank, where we’ll pause for a while to enjoy the (somewhat limited) view. There seem to be more ponies than usual – there are a couple of foals (one of which looks very young) so perhaps that explains it. And there are tadpoles in the pond!

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Fried eggs and umbellifers

It could rain – we might need an umbellifer… No shortage of them, of several varieties, in the lanes today. Lots of fried eggs in the hedgerow too (I think perhaps they may be wild roses…). A walk around the lanes from Willey, including Round Hill and Ned’s Lane – a most enjoyable outing for another grey afternoon.

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