This evening, after another grey day of heavy rain, the sun came out at last! We met friends for a meal in Bournemouth and I arrived early enough to walk down to the sea. It was such a relief to be dry. To see blue sky and blue sea again.
On the banks of Durley Chine, a wooded valley leading down to the sea, there was a field of wild foxgloves and bright yellow evening primroses. Footpaths wind through the woods and it is hard to believe that the hotels and houses of Bournemouth`s busy West Cliff are just a few hundred yards away.
Down on the beach, people had come out to make the most of the sun; to walk or to play with their dogs on the sands. This lovely young Border Collie was having a great game.
Looking eastwards to Bournemouth Pier.
Across Poole Bay to the west, shone the chalk cliffs of Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks.
More happy dogs.......
Rain clouds were gathering again over Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks .
It was good to see people out, enjoying the last hour of sunlight and the wash of waves on the sandy beach.
Living in the beautiful New Forest, I am a married late-fifties woman, a recently retired teacher and the mother of grown up boys who have flown the nest. I share my days with cats, dogs, ponies and the wildlife all around us. Starting this blog is a chance to explore woods, fields, lanes and heath with my camera. A chance to share the simple pleasures of my country life.