Bright Winter Days
Clicking on the photos enlarges them - usually
I never complain about the cold weather when the sun shines for surely everything and everyone feels better then? Our weather can and does change very quickly some days and behaves in contrary fashion to the meteorological prediction. We can set out in bright sunshine, believing that because rain has not been forecast there will be none. On many occasions we are caught out.
On this occasion it threatened but did not deliver
It makes little difference to the dogs. They may not care to venture into the garden when rain is falling but the woods and forests are a different matter.
We regularly walk in Simons Wood.
It is full of ancient trees, some gnarled and twisted, some ramrod striaght.
Silver birch bark
Which way is North?
The dogs often find a ball., thoughtfully left behind by another dog. Here Bertie is holding it and Gus and Roxy want it . . .
Bertie drops it and Roxy gets it!
Bertie says, 'Which way are we going now?' Jenna waits patiently.
One might be forgiven for feeling one is being watched. Can you see the faces in the following photos?
Fungi are abundant and often very colourful.
Almost the first thing Roxy does when we reach the woods is to pick up a stick. Sometimes, as below, she finds a ball. A ball outranks a stick every time . . .
In the following photos she is brandishing a fair-sized branch and her hackles are up though no strange dog is near her.
Back to the car and then home and - eventually - supper!
Bertie, Roxy, Gus and Jenna - happy dogs.