Thursday, 25 October 2012

A Walk on the Misty Heath




Yesterday, it was late afternoon before the sun peered out from behind low, grey clouds.
I left Whisper Dog at home and set off for a brisker walk around the heath. Some hawthorns and silver birches have shed their leaves now, their twigs and branches dark against the sky.





Into the misty distance, I looked across open Forest towards the Avon Valley and the west.




I scrambled downhill along a muddy path, through rust yellow bracken.




Bramble leaves were reddening beside a dew pond where ponies and cattle come to drink.




In the valley bottom, I found Fudge, the young grey mare who used to be a fudge coloured dun when she was a foal. She was grazing green shoots among dry brown grasses and heather plants.








Climbing the next hill, I watched the sun coming and going between clouds, as the moor grew darker and mistier.







On my way back, I walked through gorse and bracken, to the edge of the woods on the hill.





 Wood ivy stems had been left beside the path.



There were rich gold and russet beech trees bordering a field.........



....as I passed into the dark holly tunnel down the lane that leads towards home.


12 comments:

Mum said...

I just love reading descriptions of your walks and looking at the beautiful area in which you live.
Love from Mum
xx

Anns Art said...

That's a lovely post of photographs. I'm doing a blog post tomorrow about our stay over in Sway. I've always found each area has a uniqueness about it.

Down by the sea said...

I loved the misty views of the New Forest, thank you so much for sharing.
Sarah x

Isabelle said...

Lovely walk and LOVELY baby!

rachel said...

I would have loved to make that walk with you! Autumnal colours, mist, atmosphere - just beautiful!

Em Parkinson said...

I haven't seen the sun up here for over a week now so even a glimmer is lovely - thank you!

Kath said...

I always feel as if I take my walk with you. I'd like that, we could natter and chatter, although my lurchers would need to stay on the lead!

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely walk DW - I was with you all the way - so peaceful. Don't bramble leaves go the most marvellous colour in the Autumn?

WOL said...

Great pix, especially that first one. I may have to do poetry to it. . . .

Crafty Green Poet said...

very atmospheric mist and a beautiful horse!

Pearl said...

Beautiful. And so peaceful!

Greetings from Minneapolis,

Pearl

Nicky said...

I do love this blog. Wish the pictures were bigger! Atmospheric and lovely imagery! Thank you for sharing.