Sunday 30th October 2016
Of course, I mean the Corfe Mullen end of Upton Heath, as this was our Sunday afternoon walk. But the sun was out and Autumn colours abound, as you can see from this photo of Jez heading towards Upton Heath (if you can spot her!).
Before we reached that spot, though, I noticed that under the pine trees the ring of Sulphur Tuft fungi that I photographed last week had decayed considerably, but these were close by.
Once on the heath we had to wait around quite a while while Jez sat near the sometimes-pond (currently a muddy puddle) in the late afternoon sunshine.
Eventually a young dog came along that she wanted to play with, so we were able to follow that and move on. This photo is looking west. You can just see the edges of Corfe Mullen in it.
Further on and I found a lovely little wax cap nestling at the side of the path.
At the edges of the old gravel pits Max was happy to play in the the little pools of water that seem to be a permanent fixture.
We walked on round the edge of the reservoir and headed back to the car. Here you could clearly see Autumn has arrived.
We crossed over Corfe Lodge Road where the late afternoon sunshine was filtering through the trees.
And lastly, in the field beside the car park, I loved this single tree which has turned red with the season, set against the background of green.
After I took that photo I turned around and Jez had disappeared. I found her watching a man with a remote controlled car on the grass near the car park. The car was racing round and round in circles with was a young staffy in hot pursuit. It was his way of excercising his dog!
A year ago today
Max and I went for a walk at Upton Country Park.