Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Forest is busy

It was a beautiful mild sunny day and the carparks in the forest were very busy. However we chose to walk of the beaten track and we were able to enjoy a quiet walk only seeing the odd person in the distance. The path we chose came to a little gate that looked as if it hadn't been used for years and the path itself was very overgrown. A deer skipped across the path but was soon gone and we enjoyed looking at the different fungi and admiring the changing leaves as the sunlight caught them.
Now it is just gone 5pm and alas it is getting dark as the clocks went back an hour during the night.

The road to the forest. Posted by Picasa

Missy and Raffles pose for the camera. Posted by Picasa

An old holllow tree stump Posted by Picasa

We found this rather overgrown path and a very hard to open gate as we walked through the woods. Posted by Picasa

some bracket fungi growing on a fallen silver birch Posted by Picasa

Shaggy ink caps. These fungi have always fascinated me as they slowly dissolve dripping black ink.until they are gone. Apparently they are edible when young but once they start to drip it is best not to eat them. Posted by Picasa Posted by Picasa

Young Pony in North Oakley woods. Posted by Picasa

Autumn leaves Posted by Picasa

The road home. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 28, 2006

March of the Killer Fungi

beware they may be coming your way! Posted by Picasa
An OOB of that beautiful foal Posted by Picasa

Autumn in the New Forest

A few pictures from our walks at Busketts and Pigbush today. it is still mild here, but we have had a fair amount of rain over the last week and the streams are flowing again. The paths are getting muddy, but it is still pleasant to walk.

More Fly agaric Posted by Picasa

Raffles is so handsome Posted by Picasa

Beautiful Missy Posted by Picasa

Missy is happiest when she has her ball to play with Posted by Picasa

Autumna at Busketts Posted by Picasa

beautiful foal at can see they are getting their winter coats Posted by Picasa

Missy and Raffles at Pigbush..John is on the bridge throwing biscuits! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Walking at Telegraph.

After a wet day yesterday, today has been dry with some sun and very mild. This morning Missy walked with Taivas at Telegraph. Several times we heard Bucks roaring and we saw groups of deer running in the distance.The paths were very muddy but near the end of the walk we found some big puddles for the dogs to clean up in.

Walking at Telegraph Posted by Picasa

The leaves are changing colour. Posted by Picasa

Lots of little toadstools growing on this mossy stump Posted by Picasa

Lots of rain means muddy dogs. Taivas pauses for a few moments Posted by Picasa

Missy loves to play with her ball Posted by Picasa

Missy and her reflection in the big puddles. it has rained a lot recently Posted by Picasa