Saturday 20th August 2016
Jez had had 3 good walks yesterday and went out with Chris this morning so this afternoon I decided it was most probably best to leave her at home, especially as she didn’t seem keen to come out with me. Max and I went to Upton Heath.
Rain was forecast so I wore my thin waterproof. That was a waste of time though, as it didn’t rain at all. It was blowing a gale however.
We started off walking up the Roman Road where I could hardly miss this large clump of Chicken of the Woods fungus.
On the heath the heather is looking lovely at the moment.
And here it is in amongst the gorse.
We walked from the Roman Road onto the heath and up to the top of the hill where Max had a few problems with the wind.
I have a whole series of photos of him standing up there with his ears flapping about: it looks as though he is sending a semaphore message.
As we walked on round the sun started to come out.
And just after I took that Max went in one of his favourite little boggy pools. Further on down the hill he also went in the muddy gully. So I ended up with a very muddy dog.
We headed on towards the pond so that I could wash him off. I have included this next photo as you can see the problems he is having with his hind legs at times.
At the pond we met our friend Sky, a 12 year old staffy.
She posed for me nicely.
And then barked at me when I stopped feeding her treats!
By the time we left the pond I had a clean dog, so we headed back to the car and home.
A year ago today
We had tree surgeons in, cutting the dead branches out of our oak tree.