Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fritham in the winter sun.

Today it is cold but the sun is shining and we soon get warm as we walk at Fritham. First we walked down to the stream . On the way a small group of ponies suddenly charge across the path, we do not know what spooked them. We decide to cross the stream and walk along to the bridge. They have raised the footpath here so we can get across the bog. There is ice on the stream and we keep the dogs out, but they are happy playing on the paths and in the dead bracken. Missy found the spine of a long dead deer but we were able to distract her with her ball and continue our walk. As we walked along the ridge back to the car the sun was setting behind us and the sky was turning gold and pink. By the time we got back to the cars the sun had nearly gone and it was very chilly. In the half hour it took to drive home the light had gone.

Dora sitting in the sunbeams Posted by Picasa

Ponies Posted by Picasa

Still some leaves on the trees Posted by Picasa

Ice on the stream Posted by Picasa

They have raised the track over the bog here. Posted by Picasa

Missy posing Posted by Picasa

Missy with her ball Posted by Picasa

The gravel track from Fritham Posted by Picasa

The sun turns the sky to pink. Posted by Picasa

The sky was beautiful behind us. Posted by Picasa

Sunset Posted by Picasa

The barrier at Fritham carpark Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 27, 2005


It has been a grey November day, Damp and cold. As we walked this morning I remembered this poem


(Thomas Hood, 1844 )

No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -

At the back of Slufters Enclosure. Posted by Picasa

Slufters enclosure Posted by Picasa

All this posing is getting boring. Posted by Picasa

We are not amused! Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 25, 2005

Its very cold in the Forest.

It has been a very cold day , even though the sun was out. We walked at Canadian cross but we stayed away from the pond as it was probably iced up. Whilst the wind was very cold once you got down by the river we were sheltered from the worst of it and at times we were pleasntly warm, but once we came back up the hill we soon felt the cold again. The dogs were happy chasing squirrels, bunnies and each other and they were happy to paddle in the river. Missy had a small operation on her eye this week and she missed walking in the forest for two days so she had plenty of energy to play chase with Dora. She and Dora never tire of chasing each other and Gill and I just have to dodge out of their way as they do not care if they knock us over. At least in this cold weather we are well padded! As we came back to the carpark we met a small herd of cows with three little calves.they looked very cute especially the one with the black and white face.

By the river . There are still some leaves on the trees! Posted by Picasa

A bridge over highland water. Posted by Picasa

brrrrrrrr its cold in the forest today. Posted by Picasa

dressing up warm! Posted by Picasa

This foal has got his thick winter coat on. Posted by Picasa

It is cold and the puddles are frozen Posted by Picasa

Calves  Posted by Picasa

This cute little Calf was near the carpark. Posted by Picasa

The sun is setting  Posted by Picasa