Friday, 22 January 2016

Moonlight in Owl Wood





I walked around Owl Wood in the company of Dobson and Miss Pinkerton
moon-shadows followed us around.


The fish pond shimmered silver 
and
 the midnight blue sky was dotted with myriad stars.

To say it was beautiful just doesn't come near.

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This morning was cold and frosty which was no surprise
considering how clear the night sky had been.



Oh how I wish I could find the macro lens..




Miss Pinkerton followed my progress around the gardens,
wondering what I found so interesting.




Enough of playing with the camera,
it's time to walk Dobson - my darling, scaredy-boy. 

Over the last few moths I have gradually been stretching his boundaries, 
managing to persuade him just a few yards further down the lane
or to explore the boundary of an unfamiliar (to him) field
is quite a victory.

All that hard and patient work now means that our walk options have improved tremendously
even though they are nothing compared with the walks I used to take with my old dog.


Across the frosty field you can see some of the cottages down in the village.
By this time, Dobson was getting a bit anxious
but I managed to get him to walk further than before
until we reached a gateway which
overlooks this pretty garden.





It belongs to friends of ours - in the summer it is very beautiful
and makes a great venue for a summer party.


Dobson came across to peer through the wrought-iron gates
but his relief was visible
when I saw "Right, let's go home!"



Once home, I got a large pot of soup on to simmer
and finished making a couple of loaves of bread.



No prizes for guessing what we had for lunch!
x

4 comments:

  1. glorious! I'm home now and apart from the bitter cold in the house i'm so happy!

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    1. Hi Dom, Enjoy your weekend! Stoke up the log fires and relax.

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  2. I love the pink/orange mornings. Your photos are lovely and I can almost smell the bread baking - gorgeous.

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    1. Hello Molly, I'm no great shakes at cooking or baking, but I do so love the smell of fresh bread! I hope the next lot of rain bypasses you.x

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