Spring In Melmerby.

Over the Easter Weekend we spent quite a bit of time walking the dog around Melmerby. We are still discovering new footpaths there, it’s a lovely place for a wander, especially at this time of year.

I still love my original What To Look For In The Seasons Ladybird Nature Books , which were first published in the fifties and sixties. Ladybird brought out a new set last year, they are also quite charming. The Spring book accompanied me on my recent walks.

Melmerby is the kind of village , where I often find myself doing double-takes! This Easter I have seen 2 children walking their pet ferrets, a Grandmother taking the little ones bare back riding on a sturdy horse, a man whizzing round a field in a pony and trap and several llamas being led along the Village Green.

Here are a few photos from Melmerby in the Spring.

Daffodils on the Green.
Melmerby mud and Rosie Sandstone buildings.
Pied Wagtail.
Peacock Butterfly πŸ¦‹ enjoying a sunny spot.
Little Ford.
Little Lamb.
New Life in the fields.
Dog Violet.
Yellow Hammer.

Thanks for dropping by. πŸ¦‹πŸŒΌ


32 thoughts on “Spring In Melmerby.”

  1. Sounds like there’s a lot of character and interest in Melmerby! I must make an effort to get up there sometime. A fiend is determined to get me up Cross Fell, which isn’t so far away(trouble is he’s a few years younger and a lot more energetic than me!). Love you’re using the Ladybird book. Takes me back quite a few years to my childhood but also when my offspring were little. Classics.

    1. Cross Fell is nearby and it’s huge! Wil wants to do it. It was still covered in snow a couple of weeks ago. Love the ladybird books. πŸ™‚

      1. It’s the 11th highest mountain in England ! – so higher than most of the Lakeland fells including Fairfield and Blencathra.

  2. Melmerby sounds very quaint and quirky and it’s good that you’re still discovering new footpaths. You were lucky getting the shot of the pied wagtail, they never stay still long enough for me! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh my! Well that explains why my ‘ greenfinch’ is so yellow. Thanks for the I d. That is my first ever Yellowhammer sighting. There are lowland fell fields behind where it’s perched ,so probably perfect habitat or them?

  3. Sounds a lovely village to visit & I enjoyed your photos and the quaint ancedotes about the villagers quirky pastimes. Take care and hugs

  4. Lovely photos, especially of the yellow hammer. It it a while since I have seen one of those they prefer the fields/hedges in low lying areas so tend to only be found in particular parts of cumbria. They have a distinctive call too.

    I saw some Honesty when out on a walk recently and had no idea what it was, thank you for IDing that for me πŸ™‚

    1. I definitely feel privileged to have seen a Yellow Hammer, my first ever sighting actually! Honesty grows all around these parts. Love its name. πŸ™‚ X

  5. That is a lovely little book – really like how you have used it in your post πŸ˜€ that is a lovely photo of the yellow hammer – not seen one is quite a while!

    1. Yes it’s pretty amazing, I’ve seen drivers do double takes when they come through Melmerby. πŸ™‚ Yeh lungworts deserve a nicer name I think.

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