Thursday, 14 April 2016
AN EXULTATION OF MEMORIES
There is one location, not too far from home, where I regularly like to walk, Why?...it reminds me of my childhood...it was a long time ago but some things I can still remember!
I grew up in the Cambridgeshire countryside and a memory that is always with me is going out into the fields on a bright and sunny day..(Hmm?..that's another memory) to watch and listen as the many (I seem to remember there were lots more then!) Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) took to the wing and slowly rose higher and higher into the sky while singing that unforgettable melodious song before dropping back down to earth like a stone before, seemingly at the last minute, opening their wings to make a safe landing.
The area where I visit now doesn't seem to hold as many but it's still a pleasure to stop for a while to watch and listen...an remember!
And to take a few photographs, of course....
I'm still working on the flight shots....these are as good as it gets at the moment!
Exultation..I'm sure you know...is the collective name for a group of Skylarks.