Thursday 31st July 2014
Today it was time for a walk at Upton Country Park. I’m not sure if I mentioned it but they are expanding the park, which is upsetting the tenant farmer as he is having to lose some of his land.
Today I was surprised to see that they had made a start on one of the new paths which starts in the Woodland Walk.
It will be nice to have some new places to walk though. For today we had to stick to our normal walk, which took us past the lake where the effects of the hot summer were apparent as the local waterfowl have obviously been having second broods this year. Like this mallard with her chicks, all in a row.
And this moorhen with her little chick (I love it’s bald head!).
So with all these young birds around I was surprised to see the first of the fungi coming through on a pile of wood chippings.
We walked on round to the front lawn where they were busy setting up for the Poole Town & Country Show.
The dogs found it all very interesting.
And Max loved these pens which, according to the signage laid on them, are for small animals such as guinea pigs. They must smell good.
Later on I had a text from my cousin Linda, asking if she could come to stay Sunday for a few days, so it looks as though I’m going to be busy. I have already asked Dad for Sunday lunch, so she will be able to see him, which will be good. Best plan out my menus and baking then.
A year ago today
We went to Broadstone Rec. for our walk, where Jez was looking very pleased with herself.