Friday, 18 November 2016

Woodland Walk


There is a perfect moment each Autumn, when the trees are hanging onto the last of their leaves before the storms strip them bare for the winter...




... a secret place for two lively dogs to explore




This wet little dog has never seen Autumn before but he had no trouble finding the stream at the bottom of the valley



We are so lucky to have this ancient woodland just a few minutes walk from our home and usually have it all to ourselves, apart from bluebell time when it is full of families enjoying picnics and making dens.  We tend to avoid the woods then as the dogs don't take kindly to being walked on a leash and are strangely unwelcome, storming through someone's idyllic picnic!

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  1. That's a wonderful walk, isn't Autumn so beautiful! Sarah x

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    1. It is so special and so quickly gone. Already Storm Angus has stripped most of the leaves now.

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  2. What an enchantingly beautiful forest! And to see such autumnal splendour for the very first time, as your furry friend just has - spectacular!

    Happy weekend, Marianne

    xx
    Poppy

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    1. Thank you Poppy. We can't compete with the Ontario fall, but English autumns have a special more muted glory x

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  3. Marianne, it's that time over here, too. I've seen lots of dogs over in the Park reveling in autumn scents and scuffling through colorful fallen leaves.

    All this takes my mind away from other recent political news that contines to cast a darkness. xo

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    1. We certainly need respite from the strange times we live in. Life goes on, the dogs and children continue to revel in the fallen leaves. It must be beautiful in the Park, Frances.

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  4. It looks like a beautiful walk. It's good to see the dogs enjoy it, too!

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    1. Seeing the dogs enjoy their walks adds to our pleasure too. We know we are lucky to have this on our doorstep.

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  5. Lovely! We went for a fantastic walk yesterday on Hampstead Heath and were glad we too had caught this particular moment.

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    1. Do you ever go up to Queen's Wood in Highgate? We used to take our small children to play there some 30 years ago now. This is such a special time and following last night's storm the leaves are nearly gone now. London is such a great city for open spaces, isn't it?

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  6. In some of those pictures the greens are so fresh it could almost be Spring! Gorgeous.

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    1. That's true, Lucille. I particularly love seeing the sculptural shapes of the trees emerge as the leaves fall. All too soon they will be quite bare.

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  7. You sure had some lovely autumn colours and a beautiful place where you could enjoy them.

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    1. The woods are such a sanctuary and I love the shapes of the emerging trees, Hilary, but they are not any where near as vivid as fall in Ontario.

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