It was a freezing cold day yesterday. The sheep seemed interested to see me, or is it Petra? They watch us all the way.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
After a very wet period a bright day encouraged us back into the fields. A lot has changed since our last walk around here.
On the wood walk luxuriant mosses are shining out on the old stumps.
And a curious gelatinous fungus has appeared on old logs in the woodpile.
Along Kings Barn Lane all the blackthorn bushes show a rich encrusting of lichen.
Posted by Doug Thompson at 11:50 pm
Monday, 1 November 2010
A sunny beginning to November!
At Lancing Ring again I found a wild privet bush well covered in berries (left), although most of the leaves had fallen.
In the open areas large stands of dogwood are growing, some still in flower(right).
Among the dogwood there were several pink clovers in flower and a large number of autumn hawkbit was in evidence.
But most surprising to me were the few flowers of scabious and several groups of wild basil.
However, on checking my wild flower book, I see that both are expected to flower into October.
So it can't be very unusual to see them on the first of November.
Posted by Doug Thompson at 11:29 pm
Where do I Walk?
Mainly in a fairly compact area on the north-east side of Steyning in West Sussex, UK.
For a map of this area see My Home Patch