When I get up in the mornings, I go and have a look out of the front bedroom window (we sleep in the back bedroom). The view is lovely, it's different every day depending on the weather, time of year, etc. On sunny clear days the Quantock hills in the distance are bathed in sunshine....right now the fields of oil seed rape are in full flower and glow in the sun. On misty days (we get a lot of that, the West Country being warm and wet) we can't see the hills at all.
This morning, the view was even better than usual:-
Apologies for the poor quality of the photo, and I know it's not terribly distinguishable. However, there are about 35 or 40 swallows and house martins on the telephone wires which go over our front garden, it was so lovely to see them all so close up. They are actually a lot closer than they appear in the photo.....I have no idea how to zoom or anything on my phone cam! Also, the cows were put back in the field yesterday, some of them have very young calves, quite a few are still pregnant. The swallows and martins have a ready supply of flies right there in the field, their own open air restaurant on the doorstep. The martins nest under the eaves, some of the nests are still there from last year, others fall off the wall shortly after the babies have fledged (what good timing that is!).
I'll have to read the manual and have a play and see if I can work out how to zoom in (you can tell I'm not tech-minded can't you), then will take some pics of the nests.