Tag Archives: dog walk

Historical

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a light breeze blowing

primroses growing by trees

busy buzzing bees

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Combining our One-A-Week Photo Challenge: HISTORICAL,

Ronovan’s Haiku prompts: BREEZE and BLOW

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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My sister, Bentley and I went for a really good long walk at Badbury Rings last week, an Iron Age Hill Fort, near Wimborne in Dorset. DSC_0550Another walk towards my  17 for 2017 target.DSC_0554

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We walked round the ramparts, across the top and then round the back of the Rings

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Spotting plenty of ‘Which Way’ scenes to photograph

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Breeze, blow, Bentley with branch, Badbury, bees, boat and barn (and later on, back for blanket, a brew and banana cake)

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This willow was a-buzzzzzzzzzzzzzin with bees, both honey and bumble. DSC_0586We tried for ages to get some good photos, but failed, imagine a loud and constant hum DSC_0589accompanied by birdsong from the woods beyond.

The boat had seen better days and was probably home to many little creatures

The barn, festooned with ivy,

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another wildlife haven.

Then back home for delicious cake made for us by my lovely niece

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who was very happy to receive her Dorset Hedgerow Blanket

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She is at Uni studying to be a vet in Glasgow, so it will be nice to have something from home to snuggle under in the evenings, even though it is now officially Spring.

Happy Spring Equinox one and all!

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Cathy and I would love you to join us in our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, just leave a link in the comments to your Historical Photos, current or archive all are welcome.

For up and coming subjects go to the Photo Challenge Page.

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“Happy Snapping”

 

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Kent on Monday

So much to tell you!

On Monday I spent a very hot and sticky 4.5 hours in my car (no air-con) to stay with friends in Kent and was rewarded by arriving in the most idyllic garden full of roses climbing, rambling and tumbling in scented profusion

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The shapes within this one looks like a sculpture to me

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and lavender and catmint against a sunny wall

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scented with honeysuckle and elderflower (usually over by now).

We saw butterflies, moths and damselflies in abundance and then back home to boogie to The Beatles on the patio whilst a delicious supper was cooking: salmon with a dill, cucumber and creme fraiche with spinach and new potatoes

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followed by lemon pudding garnished with rose petals

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Whilst we listened to each others’ selections on iTunes: Eddie Cochrane, Stones, Kinks, Proclaimers.

You can tell we are women of a certain age can’t you!!!

And we laughed  –  a lot!!!

Wonderful relaxing time with good friends who have known each other forever – can’t beat it.