Hello there everyone! How are things where you are? Our county borders reopened here in Ireland last week… And maybe it was this, or possibly I was inspired by Paddy and Plunkett’s “great escape” last week, but I decided it might be a good time to escape to the lovely Irish countryside for a couple of days!
Explorer Beastie came along too, looking very dapper in his new Aran sweater.
Um, can you maybe turn around so we can see?
Much better! That’ll keep you nice and cosy while we go exploring. Although it looks like we’ve been uncommonly lucky with the weather – you’d hardly know we’re in Ireland at all!
This apple blossom is great, isn’t it?
“Yes, and it smells AMAZING!”
“Hey, what’s over there?”
Oooh, good idea! Let’s head off over the fields and see what we can find.
It wasn’t long before we came across these very delicate flowers – does anyone know what they are?
“I’ll stand next to them, for scale!”
Identifying these was easy enough though – hello, primroses!
It’s always nice to see their sunny yellow faces peeking out of shaded, Beastie-sized hollows in the hedgerows.
And even though we were there last week, it looks like we only just caught the end of the May blossom! The Irish countryside is white with flowers at this time of year, thanks to the many hawthorn and blackthorn trees that make up our hedges. This is a blackthorn tree, I believe…
Ahhhh! I think we might just hang out here for a while, and watch the clouds drift by…
… And listen to the birds singing in the background. Make sure you have the sound on when you watch the video, so you can hear them too!
See you next time!