Chestnut gathering is now over. The huge 'orchards' are silent, and the machines (that have now mostly replaced the hand-pickers) have been cleaned, oiled, and put-away. There is a sense of melancholy in the air, knowing that it'll be a whole year before it all happens again.
I tend to take the boys for exactly the same walk every morning. They have their habits, and I have mine, and they look forward to doing the same things together every day.
One example is at the end of this track. Over a year ago they disturbed a deer in the field, so now every morning they suddenly run off together at terrific speed, from roughly where Bok is standing, and turn sharp right into the field (hoping, no doubt, to find that same deer waiting for them). As yet no luck; but they live in hope!
In the afternoon we all went for another much longer walk in an area we don't know too well; and got lost.
that first photo is stunning, I thought before I opened your post up, that it was one of your paintings.ReplyDelete
How clever nature is, that it provides us with a palette of colours we would not have put together ourselves.
When I first started making quilts, someone told me to use colours that go together in nature. Good advice it turns out..
I'm with you Kath....Brilliant photo. Views like this have to be savoured.ReplyDelete
It's looking very autumnal. Missing the lovely earthy smell of those damp woods.ReplyDelete
Absolutely FOUL here; pouring and windy. Staying indoors today!!ReplyDelete
Mine chase feral pigs and goats.ReplyDelete
A beautiful chestnut grove - you are so lucky to have it to walk in. Dogs will be dogs.ReplyDelete
That first shot looks like something out of a postcard! Wow.ReplyDelete
Dogs are so funny. Once Ginger saw a cat come out of a storm drain, and now she always has to check them when we're walking around our neighborhood.ReplyDelete
Are we going to get photographs of your afternoon walk?ReplyDelete
I didn't take the camera. Probably a good thing!Delete
Beautiful autumn scene.ReplyDelete
My previous dog was once surprised by a neighbour's cat who jumped out at him from behind their hedge. Every day afterwards, until the day he died, he would slide up to the hedge then lurch round the end of it, to see if the cat was there. He continued this for about five years, which was four years after the cat had died!
I relish that sense of autumn melancholy. Wonder if the dogs remember what they are looking for.ReplyDelete
The first photo looks almost photoshopped its so vividReplyDelete
That intense green is probably (unfortunately) due to nitrogen rich fertilizer.Delete
I was walking the dogs yesterday and being that Miss Betty is in wheels I don’t see the point of having her on a lead. A very strange woman came up to me as I was waiting patiently for Betty to catch up and started screaming at me that it was my duty to have my dog on leash. I was so shocked by her rude behavior that I walked on without saying anything but thought now what would Crow have said?ReplyDelete
Just two words, Doc; the second one of which is 'OFF'.Delete
Glad you took your camera on this one - it's lovely.ReplyDelete
As others have said, great photos, especially the first one.ReplyDelete
There's a satisfaction to walking the same route every day. Even though it's familiar, one notices subtle and perhaps not so subtle changes (leaves turning a bit more color or deer suddenly appearing).
Routine can be a very peaceful thing. Yeah, I'm old. ;)ReplyDelete
Beautiful Cro and yes very peaceful looking.ReplyDelete