In this perfect light the villages we drive through between the A1 and Brimham look like the saturated colour photographs of a countryside calendar.
On the village green in Bishop Leonard daffodils are still at their peak but they're now backed by blossom on the trees.
Brimham MoorCurlew pipe in the distance, pheasants grockle and there's the odd 'g-back!' of a red grouse on Brimham moor. A kestrel hovers over the heather. Pipits and a possible wheatear flit up into view from time to time.