Friday, September 15, 2006

Mushrooms

It was so beautiful this afternoon, that I was compelled to go for a long walk with Polly, my faithful hound. She had a grand time, especially when we got to the forest, climbed over the stile and I could unhook her from her lead. This is the road as seen from our drive going north. If you walk up that road a bit to Charlie's place, this is the view of Whitelees. Whitelees is to the right and you can see the hills of the Lake District in the distance. It's beautiful in the winter when they're all snow capped. The English Lake District, home to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Visit in the spring and you can wander lonely as a cloud as you go to view a host of golden daff-o-dils.

These are some of the mushrooms I saw on my walk. Its that time of year again. Most of the mushrooms were found under beech trees and had been nibbled. I'll post the names of them if and when I figure them out. I must have seen over a dozen different varieties.
When we got to the woods, the air was wonderful! It smelled like walking through a Christmas tree farm. Very piney. I could feel the roses being put on my cheeks.


The ponds up by the hunting hides.

As you know from my blog entry yesterday, it has been rainy. I really should have worn my wellies, but I didn't. This a photo of the mud -
There were other creatures walking in the same mud. . .

Pheasant

Fox

Deer



and Polly





I have been inspired by fellow bloggers to try adding in a bit of video footage. Here is my daft dog on our walk. I sure hope this works. . .

8 comments:

Dogbait said...

Nice spot you live. If I'd been taking the video, it would only have been of the puddles! A novelty here at the moment.

Xtreme English said...

Polly has a great smile!

Alan G said...

Thanks for taking us along on your walk. I enjoyed it. You did good on the video also.

Anonymous said...

You've become such a media wizard Peg! Polly is such a lucky dog. She doesn't even have to be put down to enjoy "life on a farm where she can run and play".

Sal

Joy DJ said...

Amazing to see what encountered on your little walk with Polly. Love all the different mushrooms. Your pictures were great. I almost like I was strolling right along with you. Take care Peggy...

Peggy said...

I just love how her coat shines!

Jay said...

Polly looks like she was having a great time. I thought for sure after she took a drink from that muddy puddle she would come over and slobber on you or somebody. LOL

I love your pictures. You live in a beautiful area.

Claude said...

Haha! You've done it! Polly doesn't know she is a star yet ;)
Now I want to hear your voice! Yes, yes, I know, I am always asking for more.
I love this Youtube thing, it makes things so easy.