Tuesday 22nd August 2017
On Tuesday I took Teddy out to Badbury Rings. The reason for this walk was that I wanted to call in at the vet surgery in Wimborne on the way home so that I could weigh Teddy.
Once again it was an overcast day.
Autumn is starting to show it’s hand now. It’s not only the ploughed fields, but the Traveller’s Joy is now living up to it’s name of Old Man’s Beard.
There is an abundance of crab apples just waiting to fall from the trees.
And berries are looking very colourful on the Wayfaring Tree…
… and on the Hawthorn bushes.
In the barn on King Down farm the hay is being baled and stacked.
This Dandelion head still has the early morning dew on it.
So yes, Autumn is approaching. But that didn’t seem to bother this Bloody-nosed Beetle who scurried across our path as we walked back around Badbury Rings to the car.
And as for Teddy, he has finally put on some weight, but then I think he’s grown. I had a chat with one of the nurses and after giving a good feel over she said he was an excellent weight, so we’ll just have to make sure he doesn’t put on too much more.