Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A hot day in the bushes

It was very hot this morning at 8 o clock when me and Henry went for a walk, and it got hotter and hotter as the day went on. I'm trying to be a bit more creative with my pics, with this one I got down on the ground, the track is where the tractor wheels go through the crop. From this angle it looks about twenty feet tall.

A field full of peas with poppies round the edge. Lincolnshire is a big pea growing area, we seem to have loads this year.

More grass and weeds. I think they look great against the blue sky.

Poppies mixed in with some fluffy pink flowers, I don't know what they are called.

I love purple flowers, these were in the grass verge.

Henry was very disappointed that the first walk didn't include any water frolics, so I promised to find him a big pond on the second walk. I looked on the map, aha, that looks like a good place. There are a couple of small layby's quite close to a massive pond, about two miles away, let's go and have a look.
It was ideal, lots of tracks to walk round the pond, the water was shallow around the edges, and it was very secluded, I don't think many people will be around on a Tuesday afternoon. There was one car in the layby but the place was so big it was unlikely that I would come across anyone.
Henry was darting about through the undergrowth, it was quite dense in places and I was beginning to think I would have been better wearing long trousers, my legs kept getting scratched as I fought my way through the brambles. Every so often I call Henry to come back as I don't like him out of my sight for too long. If he doesn't come quickly I go and look for him.
He can be a bit of a scallywag and ignore me, so I make a mental note of where he disappeared, and follow him. I got a bit of a surprise when I climbed a bank and looked down into a little secluded alcove by the waters edge. There was Henry creating havoc, wagging his tail like mad because he had found two friends who might like to play a game with him.
I apologised profusely when Henry shook his wet body right beside them. I think they took it in good humour, I was laughing my head off, it was so funny. Two strapping twenty something handsome guys, laid out on their towels, wearing skimpy shorts, trying to leap out of the way of a dripping dog. I felt slightly embarrassed, and said the first thing that came into my head. 'I'm glad you've got some clothes on'. ;o)


  1. The purple flowers in your last pic here are herbacious mallow - there's a white version too, also growing on verges but less commonly.

  2. Thank you Jane. I am clueless when it comes to identifiying wild flowers.

  3. Great blog.

    As soon as I've finished typing this you'll have another follower.

  4. I think the pink fluffy flowers are chiffon poppies. I have some in my garden so pretty. Henry sounds good fun !!
    Twiggy x

  5. Welcome Byeways, I'll take a look at your blog, always like to see what other people are up to, me being the nosey type.