Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Feel Free To Walk With Us!

Thought you may like to come for a walk with Onyx and myself. It takes us about an hour, unless we meet friends or stop to watch the wonderful wildlife we have here.

Here's our first friend. It's amazing what people will do to keep their grey ponies clean (it's also to keep him free of flies as well). He doesn't seem to mind though!

The local post box.

This is the beautiful little Church that sits at the end of our lane.
I come here quite often to sit quietly. It's a great place for reflection.

Another friend, he is one of the most beautiful Tabby Cats I've seen. He is almost like a Bengal Tiger, though the picture really doesn't do him any justice.

Now we make our way down the footpath (well it's also a cycle path). The weather is warm and the birdsong is such a joy to hear. I feel so relaxed, all I'm thinking about at this moment is how lucky I am to live so close to nature.

There are so many beautiful butterflies around, but they are far to quick to get a good photograph.
This is the only one that would stay still for long enough.

Onyx is always on the look out for furry things that run fast, so I have to keep her on the lead. We have protected Hares here and SHE doesn't know that.

Well, were on our way back now as Onyx is tried (also she's not too keen on her photo being taken), she's about 12. Although we don't really know that for sure(the vet reckons that's her rough age) as she is a rescue dog. We got her from a lovely lady who found her whilst on a camping holiday in Avebury, Wiltshire. She claimed her after a week and brought her back to Sussex, and then she came to live with us.

Had to show you these, I couldn't resist. Forget-me-knots are such delicate flowers with a big personality. I love the pastel colours of blossom too!

Home now!
Thanks for the company.
Perhaps you'd like to walk with us again soon.


Julia Guthrie said...

Oh thank you for inviting me on your walk!:) It was gorgeous, & Onyx is so lovely too, I bet she loves living in such a beautiful area.

Night Owl said...

The horse has a boet blanket on, its to stop midge bites, my horse had one for a while till i found out it wasn't midges she was allergic to. Love your blog by the way :-)

June said...

Hello Julie, Oh wherre do I start. First, the walk was divine. I loved seeing all of your beautiful countryside. I adore Onyx, she is a pretty thing. I had a rescue whippet for many years. Desi passed away almost two years ago from cancer at the age of 10. She was such a sweet dog. I love their personalities. But I do remember her desire to run after anything that would move.
Hugs, June

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