Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Along the leafy lane
I took this photo back in March to show a nice lane where I sometimes walk during my 1/2 hour lunch break at work. As you can imagine by the sign, there's not an awful lot of traffic down this lane, perfect for strolling down.Today I decided to revisit. As you can see it is quite a bit more leafy now and the only traffic I met was a nice lady on a horse (sorry I didn't take a piccy).Most of the wildflowers I photographed earlier in the year have gone over, nevertheless it was still a lovely peaceful place.As I called it leafy, I thought I should photograph some leaves! (-: I think these are Sycamore.I thought this burry Oak tree was a great character. It must have seen some good history in its time!I can't resist ferns and this Hart's tongue fern wanted its photo taken so I obliged.At the bottom of the lane where the road ends and it becomes a pathway, there was this gorgeous house! I want to live there!!!Such a peaceful position and as you will see in a moment, there is a lovely river at the bottom of the garden.This pathway over the bridge leads to the little village of Tellisford.It's a beautiful little wooden bridge laid with cobblestones and straddles the River Frome.As I stood on the bridge and took in the peace and quiet, I watched a family of Grey Wagtails feeding on and around the stones in the river. Too far away for photography I'm afraid. Unfortunately time was against me, I had to get back to work, so I made my way back up the lane.At the top I found this lovely Field Rose. This is different from the more common Dog Rose in that it always carries white flowers and its hips are more rounded.I'm sure this is a Knapweed, but I'm not sure which, probably Common Knapweed. I need my brother to tell me for sure....or anyone else?