Monday, 21 November 2011

Old Dog`s Sunday Walk


Yesterday, morning fog slowly thinned under weak sunlit skies and a damp chill stayed in the air. On a family walk, Old Dog and his smallest human friend wanted to stay together. He had slept beside her on the living room floor as she played with a toy farm all afternoon.

Dog on a lead.......




.....in a bit of a tangle.....


......but soon sorted out and off for a walk with Granddad.


The moles had been busy, out on the Forest grass.


In woodland leaf litter, we found earthballs emerging....


...and what might have been an orange Fly Agaric.


Bonfire smoke, from a woodland garden, drifted across the valley.



On our way back home for tea, we passed Forest ponies cropping grass still silver with dew from the damp and misty morning.


8 comments:

helen tilston said...

Oh thank you for taking me along on this magical walk. The images are so soft and harmony reigns. Wishing you a great week
Helen xx

Morning's Minion said...

I suspect these walks with Old Dog are very cherished. It is good that he and the youngest child are geared to the same ambling pace.
Mist changes the look and sounds of a familiar landscape making for an interesting outing.

angryparsnip said...

awwwwwwwww. Old Dog and little Sweet Child, the very best friendship in the world.
Wonderful photos.
When my family from Japan came to visit this summer my Old Dog was stuck like glue to 15 month old granddaughter. Always by her side. So sweet !

cheers, parsnip

Kath said...

just idyllic!

ChrisJ said...

Your walks are wonderful -- full of sights, sounds and smells. And what could be more delightful than a walk with granddad, dog, and granddaughter.
I never saw a fly agaric toadstool when I lived in England, but certainly saw them in fairy story books. They are so pretty, so enticing, but oh, so poisonous.

Toffeeapple said...

A lovely walk, thank you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

What an exquisite walk, beautifully described.

Dartford Warbler said...

Thank you all for visiting and commenting.

You are right. These walks with Old Dog are very special, because we know that he is not getting any stronger. We just take things from day to day. Some days, he is stiff and his hind quarters seem to "give" easily. At other times he can be almost as sprightly as ever! He is taking a daily anti inflammatory pill which has really helped.

His fourteenth birthday is on Boxing Day, so we hope he will keep going a while longer........