Sunday, April 30, 2006

Amaryllis sitting

I am looking after a friends Amaryllis.

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The campers get a rude awakening!

This morning we walked at Highland Water. We were not out early and it was about 11 o Clock when we saw the illegal campers. Camping is only permitted in the forest at designated campsites. The Campers were still in bed and were a little surprised to be woken up by nosy flatcoats. Down by the banks of the stream we found plenty of Violets and wood sorrel flowering.

Missy Raffles and John Posted by Picasa

Illegal campers Posted by Picasa

Spring green. A beech tree just come into leaf Posted by Picasa

Violets Posted by Picasa

Highland Water Posted by Picasa

A clump of wood sorrel Posted by Picasa

Wood sorrel Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 29, 2006

This afternoon we walked at Slufters pond and then we went to cadmans pond to see if there were any ducklings or goslings yet. Theanswer was no not yet but I took some pictures of the geese.

Some of you have been asking how I have been getting some of the effects on my photos well the answer is I use a free program called Picasa. Picasa organises your photos, allows you to easily upload them to your blog and has some simple special effects.
You can get it here,
I know Val has got it and is using it on her blog
its free,easy and fun so try it.

A pony at Slufters pond Posted by Picasa

Slufters pond Posted by Picasa

canadian goose Posted by Picasa

Canadian Goose Posted by Picasa

A canadian goose Posted by Picasa

A mallard drake Posted by Picasa

A Morning Spring walk

We walked at Busketts this morning.Yesterday I lost one of the dog leads here and today we found it :o).
Spring really does seem to have arrived and we admired the fresh green trees, the violets and the primroses as we meandered along the banks of the little stream .

Primrose Posted by Picasa

Violet Posted by Picasa

Sunlight through the trees at busketts Posted by Picasa

Morning sunlight at Busketts Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 28, 2006

An Enchanting day

A Song of Enchantment

Walter De La Mare(1873-1956)

A Song of Enchantment I sang me there,
In a green-green wood, by waters fair,
Just as the words came up to me
I sang it under the wild wood tree.

Widdershins turned I,singing it low,
Watching the wild birds come and go;
No cloud in the deep dark blue to be seen
Under the thick-thatched branches green.

Twilight came; silence came;
The planet of evening's silver flame;
By darkening paths I wandered through
Thickets trembling with drops of dew.

But the music is lost and the words are gone
Of the song I sang as I sat alone,
Ages and ages have fallen on me-
On the wood and the pool and the elder tree.

Today the ime seemed to just fly by.
This morning we met Daisy at Busketts. The sun was shining and the trees were just turning that fresh green of spring. We went down to the stream and stared for a while.Then I went back to Daisy's house for a quick cup of coffee and a wander round the garden. On the weeping pear tree we spied a little ladybird, but alas the photos were to blurred.

This afternoon we walked from Fritham, altough the sun had gone in and the skies were cloudy it ws still warm and we had a plesant walk. Missy found something very smelly to roll in, but we found a nice spot to sit for a while whilst Missy and Dora continued their ever on going games.
Before I knew it the day had gone.

down by the stream at Busketts. Posted by Picasa

The stream at busketts Posted by Picasa

Daisy Posted by Picasa

daisy by the stream Posted by Picasa

Weeping pear blossom. Posted by Picasa

Red tulip Posted by Picasa