Saturday, 26 July 2014

Late July

The year is rushing through, but we are having an absolutely beautiful summer.  I have taken the pup out for a walk across the meadows this evening - now its a bit cooler.  The farmer on the hill is loading his small trailer with small bales - in the old fashion way!  When I was a child we used to drag in friends and family to load the bales - but this man was just on his own, working his way through 30 acres...  One or two things spotted. It always heartens me to see the kingfisher, that flash of blue is so beautiful.  I also saw a common sandpiper shooting across the lake.  The martins and swallows were very lively this evening.  Several clouds of small fry in the lake whizzing about.  Its all action!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

This is Seatown, which is a beautiful little bit of Dorset.  This week I met up with friends and we walked from Chideock a short step down to the beach.  It was a beautiful day - in fact a perfect day.  The Anchor at Seatown has recently had a make over, and vast amounts of money have been spent enhancing the sitting area outside and more.  We spent a lovely few hours in the sunshine, watching people in the sea, and on the beach.  It was lovely.  This picture is how the pub was before the revamp, you will have to visit to see what it looks like now.