Eaves Wood colours.
Sunday. Another fine morning. B and I out investigating the sheep-dog trials in the field behind our house.
We watched as a young shepherdess and her collie manoeuvred three sheep around a course and into a small pen.
These trials are a fairly regular event: charity fund raisers organised by the local farmer.
It seems quite odd now to think that sheep-dog trails once had quite a following as a televised sport. Phil Drabble, who used to present ‘One Man and his Dog’, also wrote on country matters and when X-Ray and I were last out for a walk together we discovered that we both had read and enjoyed his ‘Badgers at my Window’.
From the trials, B and I climbed into Eaves Wood. Looking along the edge of the trees as we entered the woods revealed a stunning display of colour.
Once again there were back-lit leaves….
And huge numbers of these large off-white toadstools, often growing in large groups and always with several leaves collected in the cap.
B enjoyed the drifts of beech leaves.
And we both had a climb in our favourite beech tree.
I was out again later, this time with both of the boys in tow, in the very last of the light. We found a nice path from Castle Bank to the Pepper Pot which we haven’t used before. Leaving the top, we saw two roe deer bouncing across a clearing, much to the boys delight.