Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Beautiful June day


This morning was a beautiful Summers day. When we first got out the car at Pigbush, the breeze seemed a little cool, but it soon warmed up and by 9'oclock we had clear blue skies. We took our time as we crossed the bog, looking at the plants that grow here. The fluffy cotton grass blows in the breeze and is a good warning of boggy ground.. There is a raised causeway at this part of the forest so walkers can cross the boggy area quite easily , but at the same time see the bog plants on either side. A little further on we stopped to speak to the Forestry Commission workers, who were having a tea break. They were dumping gravel on some of the boggier bits of path. When we reached the Beaulieu River we let the dogs have a little play before returning to the car.
It was such a beautiful morning we decided to go for a little drive and we ended up at Tanners Lane . I had never been here before, and would never have known it was there. You park the car right on the edge of the mudflats that line the Solent. The dogs had a wonderful time playing in the sea whilst we looked at the various birds that feed here.

4 comments:

abe-hap said...

lovely pics Mary - isnt it great how you still find new and interesting parts in the Forest!

Karen said...

I have always liked Tanners Lane - I'm pleased you like it too! It was lovely to see the dogs enjoy themselves in the sea, and nice to see the redshanks.

Beader Girl said...

Thanks for taking me with you on your walks, Mary. I am envious of the lovely spots you find to take pictures of your dogs and everything else. Isn't nature just the best?

Mary said...

I think I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and that i have the time to observe the wonders of nature.