This lovely wood sorrel was just one of the delights that I found on my beautiful walk with Alice yesterday. We've been blessed with the most gorgeous warm sunny weather over the past few days - although rain is forecast for later in the week. We spent a lot of the past weekend in the garden, making the most of the good conditions and making some changes out there! But I still found time to walk my little girl.
We've made the discovery that Charlie doesn't seem to have ever taken a proper walk before (we think he was just left to roam his previous garden) which means that not only does he not know how to walk on the lead but he also freaks when he sees another dog while outside - unfortunately, this also includes Alice! We are teaching him, but it takes a while with a 5 year old dog. So it's separate walks for the time being. They are getting on fine inside though - a few little jealous grumbles from Alice occasionally, but almost there. I think that, despite herself, she does like to have another dog around!
Anyway....back to that walk. I did take some pictures of the amazing wild violets we saw...they were everywhere in great purple clumps. But for some reason, they are taking an age to download. So I'll just post what I have, and hope to update later.
No leaves on the trees just yet...but the buds are all there. It was sunny, believe it or not - but very hazy too...
I love this chalky path through the trees...so does Alice!
I can see the golf course way down the hill...it's where my Mum plays, and sometimes if she's down there we wave! She can spot the little white blob that is Alice from there!
We cut through the wood on the way back for a change of scene...the carpet of green made up for the lack of leaves on the trees!
Can you see the big striped bumble bee in the centre? His wings were vibrating which makes him a little difficult to spot straight away...I saw many of these yesterday (in the garden too) I think they're the kind that make nests in little holes. The buzzing was very loud from this fat and furry chap!
It was a beautiful walk. When we got home, Paul and Charlie had been for a good long training outing too...so both dogs were tired and happy and we could get on with our day.
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend too....xoxo
I live with my gorgeous husband, Paul and our wire fox terrier, Alice, in a small country town.I have cooked professionally for 30 years (boy, does that sound OLD!) and now run Sugar Moon, an online brownie business, as well as a small wholesale bakery, which I love. In any rare spare time I'm working on my first novel and a cookbook based on my business. I love Mozart above most things, but also adore reading, movies,visiting different countries,walking Alice, eating & all things foodie as well as spending time with my beloved friends and family....I hope you enjoy my blog!