Thursday, 19 December 2013

Our little wood

We're very lucky to have a little piece of wooded France - about a couple of acres of mixed woodland, deep in the larger Perigord-Limousin forest.



Our wood is crescent shaped, running by the side of a neighbour's lake, with a little lane running between - perfect for walking the dog and getting some fresh air -  and gives us plenty of opportunity to hunt for mushrooms, collect a bit of firewood and gather holly and ivy.


Having a bad hip for some months I'd stopped long walks, but now the hip is much better, we have started walking again - about an hour a day if we can find the time.  Winter is actually my prefered season - in the summer, there are always far too many other things needing attention - and, it's too hot!

Our little poodle, Charlie, loves it here - but he won't sit still long for a piccie, so this is just a black blur as he jumps up to investigate a large hole in a tree - there was obviously something living in there but Charlie couldn't reach it!

 



Our neighbour has put up a scarecrow to keep away the heron from his precious fish - you can just see it




We don't take any prisioners either - the kids are dragged out with us, plus their respective boy/girl friends




and I get them to look for edible goodies


But all too soon, the sun goes down, time for home


2 comments:

  1. Carole, this is a sophisticated blog!! Seasons Greetings.

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  2. Thanks Jan - and all good wishes to you too! x

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