A little late but here are the photos I took on our walk News years day morning. Wilson is one very lucky Labrador as we own fields and he is able to roam ,but we thought we walk to the nearby industrial estate where they have two very large ponds.
This is the row of Larch trees we planted now about 12 ft tall
I love the markings on this ,it reminds me of a Tim Holtz tattered florals die.
I wondered what this was on the Mole Hills
I am thinking it may be couch grass seeds?
Wilson just has to go into any water, we did not realise what problems this was going to cause later in the day.
You can see the main A road which we have to cross to get to the ponds.
As you go into the estate ,this piece of community art greets you.
Total waste of money,it cost thousands of pounds ,and unless you were knowledgeable about the River Severn it would be lost on you.
It is meant to represent the Putcher nets used to catch Salmon.
What do you think ?
There are really good paths around the ponds
Wilson is already in the water at this point
you can see one of the giant warehouses across the road
This is Warburton's which makes bread products,and you could just smell the baking drifting on the damp air.
the sun was trying very hard to break through the cloud
This is what you have to walk through to get into the ponds,at the risk of upsetting anyone ,it is there to keep out local lads on motorcycles and we also have a problem in the area with Travellers
I hope we do not have a bad winter now ,because the birds have taken most of the berries.
this is the second pond
much bigger than it looks here
We walked across our fields to get to the ponds ,but we could have walked down the bridle path which borders them,and is part of the National Cycle Network
Mounting block for horse riders
A tinge of sadness walking pass this tree as a young local woman hung herself from it two years ago ,leaving two young children.
When we got back we discovered horses had been in our neighbours garden during the night.
they were not very happy
And as I said in my last post ,neither was Wilson his hips were very painful by the evening.
He was much better the following day
Now a few shots of Little Miss X
The Sizzix Big Shot comes in very handy for cutting out butterflies
And a little bit of art
Two pages for the monthly journal swap on Milliande
And some journal pages
What can I say ?
these were made in about 10 minutes with kraft paper from Amazon packaging. pulped in water and pushed into moulds.
And now back to Wilson,yesterday his hips went again and so last night we had to obtain more medication from the vets, he was fine this morning but this afternoon another relapse.We know that this year we may have to make some very difficult decisions.