Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Walk at South Bentley Between the Showers


The heavy rain that is affecting much of the Country is mostly avoiding The New Forest. We are getting short sharp showers and then sunny spells. It poured with rain as we drove up to the forest this morning and we decided to walk at South Bentley where we would be sheltered by the trees. However the weather was dry and sometimes sunny whilst we walked, with another sharp shower as we drove home.
We walked down through South Bentley inclosure and then along Dockens Water. We found some beautiful clumps of wild irises and a little further on we spotted several damsel flies
flitting over the surface of the water. I was quite pleased with the photo I got. From there we walked away from the stream and up to Cadmans Pond, where we found this little family of tiny ducklings scurring back into the water. Part of the Pond is shored up and although the photo isn't quite in focus I thought the little duckling looked quite comical as they peered over the edge before dropping down into the water and swimming after mum!

5 comments:

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Nice photo, Mary! I see that you change your template. I like the new layout!

Thanks for your visiting and kind words! Have a good weekend!

Jan said...

Changed your template, and now no bother with the photos showing - coincidence I wonder? Anyway, glad the weather is being kind to you, lovely photos.

abe-hap said...

lots of really great pics today Mary, and yes the damsel flie shot is really great :) big hugs for Missy & Raffles

Britt-Arnhild said...

How I would love to come and walk in The Forest with you some time :-)

I have been out for a long walk in my sunny forest today.

Karen said...

Those ducklings are just so cute!