Yesterday started off dark and wet and miserable, but by noon the rain had more or less ceased, and so we headed off to Swallowfield. We chose the path to the right rather than heading to the river which would be much too high and swift - no point putting the 'we-can't-resist-the-water' dogs at risk.
So, a nice ramble down a country lane,
and across to the estuary...hold it....bog. Swamp.
Rotted fish and boot-sucking mud. Flooded, wet, muddy and stinky ----not that the dogs care.
They had lots of fun and we all enjoyed the walk.
I can't resist photographing the rosehips in rain:
And I think my camera skills with action shots are improving a little.
But I still need to work on the timing though!
And I should pay attention to composition too. I love this picture of Lily, despite the branch in front of her face:
But I love this one even more, if only it didn't have a seedpod or bit of leaf right over her eye!
On the way home, I stopped for a shot of a couple of snowgeese. They are wintering over in the fields everywhere - anything from two or three to hundreds in a field. The trumpeter swans also winter here, and although I have seen them many times I have yet to catch of shot of them.
Back at home, I shot this little guy through the window, eating from the newly placed bird feeder in the front yard. Allie believes I did it all for her amusement - she sits and watches them for hours.
It was a very good day. Good thing, too - because it poured all day today and other than a short walk with Oliver and a trip to Karen's for some much needed grooming for Sadie and Charley, we were a bunch of couch potatoes today.