15/09/2015 § 2 Comments
This afternoon, the clouds cleared …to reveal views that took my breath away and remind us that Autumn’s golden cloak, jewelled with berries sweeps ever closer –
only a breath away until the end of the summer …
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to mark the occasion Spitfires and Hurricane aircraft from WWII flew a series of routes over the south of England. I was lucky enough to catch just a glimpse as I walked the collies.
11/11/2013 § 1 Comment
in life that sometimes give the most pleasure …
Autumn walks, wild ponies, collies splashing in puddles, little ducks!
Yes, I do love the Autumn and especially November. I can’t leave my birthday duck anywhere other than on the front doorstep as Flora would undoubtedly recognise a fellow ducky and make amorous advances!
Enjoy your week – embrace Autumn!
14/10/2012 § Leave a comment
29/09/2011 § 1 Comment
Morag and Bracken …
The hairy girls arrived at Farley Mount country park, just west of Winchester earlier in the year. We’re almost daily visitors, with our own girls Belle and Misty the collies, and watched with some interest as a secure stock fence grew around the perimeter. Notices appeared assuring dog walkers and everyone else who enjoys this fabulous open space, that there would be frequent gates and the cattle wouldn’t interfere with our enjoyment of the area. I remained unconvinced for quite some while!
However, the girls arrived and are particularly docile creatures. They’re unbothered by dogs or strange 2-legged creatures with clicky thing who say ‘Smile’ and silly stuff like ‘Say Cheese’! They are part of a conservation strategy to protect and preserve this chalk grassland habitat which is home to over 30 species of butterfly.
The scrub used to be cleared by hand, or topped with a tractor but the girls will now graze the area and keep the scrub bushes down.
Aren’t they pretty – in their own way!
I feel inspired to make a cushion with a lovely cow-face, now! Watch this space …
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