Posted by: brendaintheboro | March 1, 2020

Storm and Spring

The week was again full of wind ad rain but we were able to get out a few times and it is so good that the lengthening days are seeing lots of spring flowers popping up everywhere. One of our rides (never too far from home) saw us riding from Stockton across to Preston Park and it was delightful to see the trees in blossom. These are hawthorn I believe.

Another  day saw us down near the Newport interchange and I just had to stop and photograph all the spring flowers on the roundabout. However, It does seem strange to have snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils all blooming at the same time,

Yesterday , despite storm Jorge ( pronounce Hawhey apparently) named by the Spanish, we manged a sunshine ride but I will admit now that if it hadn’t been for my e-bike I wouldn’t have made much headway in the gale force headwinds. We had a brief stop in Stokesley and the planter box is blooming beautifully.


Some extensive bridge work is taking place near Tanton Bridge and as its closed there is a diversion up through Seamer. Traffic was very heavy so we carried on to Rudby and came home via Maltby and Stainton.

I have continued quilting in the evenings but the very large quilt should be finished this coming week.

Mileage this week is 74 miles and YTD 535 miles. I had hoed for more in the  2 first moths of the year.


  1. Your bush might be blackthorn.

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