After the rains…

Medieval bridge over Great Ouse at Great Barford

After the rains, the rivers rise, the countryside turns an intense shade of green, and the crops burst into sudden growth. Muntjac diced with death crossing roads, skylarks sang in disjointed harmony, and the last of the flowering beans still wafted their heady scents.

This is a magical time to be travelling the lanes….


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on June 15, 2019, in Cycling UK and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I would love to be riding the lanes in Spring. Had to look up Muntjac, you learn something new every day.
    You have certainly been having rain as is evidenced in the abandoned matches in the World Cup. Many late nights here in Australia. 3.00am last night.

  2. Ha! As you know, we are ‘good at rain’ in the UK….but we’ve had an extremely dry winter, which has been bad news for the sowers and growers….so the recent deluges have been a mercy….but not for the cricket!

  3. Not too bad here in Denmark – for us anyway

  4. Hope it is going really well, Brenda…

  5. Jonathan Belbin

    Thanks Frank. I did the same route on Sunday. I enjoyed a ‘new road’ for me between near the Black Cat roundabout to Colmworth. Bit breezy though!

  6. Yes, the roads in that area just link tiny hamlets and farms, so very little through traffic….bliss!

  7. It is…..and all the hills are gentle!

  8. That looks a very pleasant area for riding!

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