Tuesday, 19 May 2009

A walk in the forest - May 18th 2009

Last evening we walked with our dogs around 7:00 p.m. It was a lovely evening, rich with the scent of may blossom and of tall nettles coming into flower.
Young growth on Scots Pine

Bracken fronds are unfurling. The tightly curled heads are called fiddleheads and can be eaten cooked or preserved. Suddenly I caught sight of a roe deer - the following photos are rather blurred . . . In the first one the deer has seen me and is watching intently.

In the second photograph it is taking flight. Fortunately Jenna-the-Labrador and Frodo the Faller didn't see or scent it or our walk would have been greatly extended.

In the third and last photo it is about to find cover in the trees.There are many rhododendrons in the forest. They are considered rather a pest but most walkers enjoy their flamboyant colourful flowers. Here their buds are beginning to open. In winter ladybirds hibernate on the undersides of the leaves.
Dominie enjoys the independence her wheels give her - she can stop and sniff at will.
The only problem with walking later in the day is the midges!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking us along on the walk. Lucky is, especially since we didn't have to experience the midges. ;-)

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  2. What a great walk. You took so many beautiful nature photographs. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

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