Sunday 22nd October to Saturday 28th October 2017
First of all I have to apologise to everyone again for the long gap between posting. This has been caused by Adobe’s Lightroom Upgrade. Basically, the new version refuses to run on my not-very-old laptop, so I’ve had to move everything over to Chris’ old PC (which is slightly older than my laptop!) and, of course, that has been fraught with difficulty. Finally I am just about up to date with my photos, though, so I can return to this blog – if I can remember what was happening 3 weeks ago.
The first set of photos I have is from our afternoon walk on Canford Heath on Wednesday 25th October. I do the afternoon walk on a Wednesday as I go to see my Dad in the morning. We parked at Steeple Close, in order to avoid the school traffic, and close by my eye was caught by this Sweet Chestnut which was losing its leaves and backlit by the sun.
It was a nice sunny afternoon and I took this photo of Teddy on top of the heath.
It was one of those days when he had to entertain himself as we didn’t really meet any other dogs for him to play with. He managed to tire himself out enough to have to take a short rest in a depression in the sand.
Which set him up nicely to take off at speed because he had heard a horse further down the hill which I couldn’t see. So I had to apologise profusely to the rider.
Friday was another sunny morning and we walked over to Upton Heath. This photo is taken as we crossed the Roman Road onto the heath.
And here’s Teddy, looking very pleased with himself in the pond.
On Saturday we were back on Upton Heath again, but doing our slightly longer walk. As we started out through Longmeadow Lane woods I saw these little sulphur tuft fungi.
As you can see from the photo below, it was a pretty overcast day and I was expecting rain, so I only had my iPhone with me, which is getting to be pretty old now. Anyway, this was the view from the top of the hill, looking across the heath.
And that’s it for this week, I’m afraid.