Wednesday 16th April 2014
While Jez lazed in the sun Max and I went for a walk on a sunny, but slightly breezy, Canford Heath this morning.
Where we met the cows.
Well, two of them anyway. For some reason the others were quite a long way away (we spotted them later in our walk). For the first time I spotted the leg marking on the big black cow with the large horns. I call this photo ‘Diamond in the Rough’.
And you may recall last week that we spotted some sort of drill on the old tip. Well today they were moving it, and to my mind it looks like some sort of alien war machine.
We walked round the path in front of the old tip, and then out through the woods the other side. When we got to the old coach road I spotted lots of pretty little dog violets growing alongside the path.
Max, meanwhile, was just happy to get in his pond.
And he was even happier when he found another one on the other side of the road.
After that we headed back across the heath to the car. Just after Max had played in the stream, though, we came across two carrion crows in one of the old, dead trees.
Back home again I took the opportunity of the sunshine to do some gardening. I also took the opportunity to grab the camera and take some photos of the bluebells that grow in the garden.
Later on I got a garden chair out and sat in the back garden with the camera pointing at the bird feeders. I was rewarded with this shot of two blue tits.
I thought they were two adults, so I was surprised when it became clear that one was getting food from the feeder to feed to the other.
The female blackcap, who I haven’t seen for ages, also put in an appearance.
And last, but by no means least, Jezebel, chillaxing in the garden.
A year ago today
Max and I were busy finding big puddles on Canford Heath.