There's the soft call of linnet and as I watch from behind a wall one flies over my head and I hear the sound of linnet's wings.
No con-trails and peaceful skies, clean air. BBC's Tom Heap, Costing the Earth, has a scientist who reckons you have to go back to the early 20th century to experience such clean air, the result of a significant reduction in road and air traffic.
The sky is for skylark and their soaring song of hope. Be still a moment and listen to birdsong all about you. The blackbird in your garden, the curlew audible from Kendal Race Course On Scout Scar the earth is parched and dry, cracks appear where mud has baked hard. Dried out winter grasses sound beneath my boots. It's tinder dry.
This morning, 15th April, Farming Today has an item on sky lanterns- a potential source of moorland fires and of litter. A seller of sky lanterns wants us to buy them to support the NHS. Farmers, the fire-service and all who love the countryside would rather we applaud the NHS and show our appreciation in better ways.