Sunday 1st October to Saturday 7th October 2017-10-15
Having said this post is from the 1st October I don’t actually have any photos from that day, so the first photos are from Monday 2nd when we went over to Upton Heath for our walk as usual. I took the EOS 6D with the 100mm Macro lens attached, and I’m glad I did as I got some really nice photos. Unfortunately, if you suffer from arachnophobia the first one isn’t quite so nice as its an Orb Spider.
That photos was taken along the old railway line. We walked onto the pond and Teddy was really pleased to find some doggie friends there. It all started with a meet and greet.
We met Max, the Golden Retriever.
And Buzz, the Viszla who was staying with Max temporarily.
Teddy and Buzz had a good time playing.
And then there was Tig, one of our staffy friends.
After a good game we went our separate ways and I walked Teddy round through the old pits.
On the lower heath the Fly Agaric are still in evidence.
Although these had been kicked over.
As usual Teddy went into the little pool by the small boardwalk for a drink.
And then posed for me.
After that we made our way home.
On Tuesday we started the day, as every day, with breakfast, and Teddy was a happy dog when he found out I’d finished the yogurt and he could have the pot. He soon got stuck in.
For our walk we went to Canford Heath and as it was a lovely sunny day I, once again, took the EOS 6D with the 100mm lens on it. Although it is a macro lens it is also excellent for portraits, which is why it’s great for taking photos of dogs, like this one of Teddy.
Fungi are also in evidence on Canford Heath, like this one, although I’m not too sure what it is.
As we walked through the woods I found this huge Cauliflower Fungus.
And these Razor Strop, or Birch Bracket Fungi.
I also spotted this pretty little feather, suspended on some blades of grass.
There were more fungi when we left the woods. Firstly this Russula
And then this Panther Cap
And lastly from Tuesday, a photo of Teddy surveying the heath as we walked back to the car.
Jumping ahead to Friday we were again on Upton Heath. Firstly we went to the pond.
And then, after Teddy had had a drink and a paddle, we headed towards the old pits. En route we met the cows.
You can see that at some point that one has had a nasty injury on its side.
On the lower heath we met several dogs. Firstly there was Oscar, a Border Terrier.
And then we met a lady with 4 small dogs, including this 12 week old Chihuahua puppy.
At this point I put Teddy on the lead. As the lady said, he might have thought it was was a rat! He was really good with it, though, and very gentle, so I don’t think I need have worried. And this, was the pup’s father.
While we were talking our friend Janet came along with her lurcher, Jake.
After a long chat we walked on round and, as usual, Teddy went in the pond by the small boardwalk where he was once again searching for something under the water.
When we got to the Roman Road I was pleased to see that there was another small fungus growing on the tree stump by the stream.
While we were there I took the opportunity to take a photo looking along the Roman Road while the leaves on the trees are still green. They won’t be there much longer.
The Virginia Creeper along the path in Creekmoor has turned though, and has produced beautiful Autumn colours.
I don’t have any photos from our walk on Saturday, but first thing in the morning the plumber arrived to fix our leaking stopcock. And do you remember that lovely new kitchen we had installed 10 months ago? Well, today part of it had to come apart again!
I’m pleased to say that it’s all fixed and back together again.