Tuesday 1st November 2016
Well at least I’m writing in the same month now – I must be starting to catch up. Mind you, I’m likely to get further behind shortly as it has been agreed that the new kitchen will start to be installed (well, the old one ripped out first of course) in 3 weeks time. So I have a lot of work to do in the meantime, like cleaning out the garage to take the new kitchen for a few days when it’s delivered, and clearing out the kitchen.
But back to our walks. It was a lovely sunny morning so Jez, Max and I went to Upton Country Park. This was the view along the path to Hamworthy as we approached the Woodland Walk.
In the Woodland Walk the Dark Age Dwelling, which is a piece of experimental archaeology, is progressing well and looked lovely in the autumn leaves.
Jez led us around the newest section of the park where I found these fungi.
And then we walked on to the stream.
We took a circular route back to the Woodland Walk where we met an aquaintance, Steve from the Dorset Wildlife Trust, with his puppy, Molly. We chatted as we walked through the Woodland Walk while the dogs explored. Back at the Dark Age Dwelling the workmen had appeared.
You may notice that the timber the guy on the right is inspecting is badly burned. This came from the old, copy of a Roman house that had been built nearer Upton House and was burned down by arsonists last year. Talking to them, they explained that they are trying to reclaim the timber to use as much as possible. Meanwhile Jez was pleased to find a gap in the fencing so that she could go in and explore. I’d managed to get her out again by the time I took that photo.
We walked on and were almost back at the main path when I saw a really big clump of Mycenae fungi.
I always think they look so pretty. By this time it had clouded over, so we had clearly had the best of the day for our walk.
A year ago today
Jez, Max and I went for a walk at the top end of Upton Heath.