Blars is very much an agricultural village full of old barns (my mum and dad's place is a converted barn). Many still have their old doors.
Spring is in the air with tulips coming through
Love the shadow of this tree on the church door.
Yes another old door.....
Heading out of the village
Grape hyacinths are quite prevalent in the area at this time of year.
Catkins against the bright blue sky were amazing
There is an old man made pond which often has frogs and tadpoles this time of year but this time we were confronted with lots and lots of fish. As you can see one is distinctly a goldfish and the darker fish seem to have hints of gold so I fear there has been a bit of cross breeding going on. The numerous fish meant the tadpoles numbers were very low.
There are numerous crosses throughout the village. Quite appropriate for an Easter walk
A couple of shots of the surrounding countryside
This isn't a cross but a gate. There is so much lichen in the area as the air is so clear but the area is also quite damp.
An example of the local architecture
I was lucky to catch this amazing cherry blossom which had finished by the time I left.
A fantastic example of a letter box
This is the village square
Opposite my mum and dad's is a very smallholding which this year included two turkeys that spend most of their day going 'gobble gobble gobble'. Fantastic!
And as always lots of chickens here enjoying recently cultivated ground.
And finally a view of the church from the garden
And the following day in the rain. Luckily I know that this time of year the weather can be mixed so was mentally prepared for the rain.