Spring Walk   Leave a comment

I haven’t recorded a morning walk in a while, so here’s some of the things the dogs and I saw today.

The willows are budding everywhere.  This is a bit hard on the hay fever.

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Yet a willow in full bloom — can you call it bloom? — is a very pleasant sight.

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The mulberries, too, are beginning to leaf out in earnest.  They’re not native, but they have made themselves thoroughly at home.

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In here, I should have a shot of the dogs reclining in the river.  I forgot to turn off the flower setting, though, and they turned out blurry.  There’ll be plenty of chances for them.

On the way back, I passed Donna and Jill having a pleasant morning chat.

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Little Fiona the Welsh Cob is doing very well.

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Back at the house, I found a first — an apricot miniature rose.

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It’s not as pretty out there as it would be in a wet year.  There’s almost no grass; the rabbits and squirrels get it as fast as it comes up.  They’re even eating my tomato plants.  Still, there’s always something to be enjoyed along the river.

 

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Posted March 28, 2013 by stablewoman in Flowers, Horses, Nature

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