THE RAMBLINGS OF A STRUGGLING ARTIST ON LIFE WITH TWO TERRIERS, A PONY WITH ISSUES AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND BIRDS THAT CROSS OUR PATH

17 September 2012

AN HOUR AND TEN MINUTES WITH SNIPPET


I took these pictures on a glorious walk with Snippet. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!







Those ears!



Rolling in something unpleasant...





The ponies on the horizon







As the grasses die, they go all curly 

Please excuse the moment when I nearly fall over during this film.....


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I photographed the following in a boggy pool close to home; firstly a Southern Migrant Hawker  Dragonfly laying its eggs.....



......and secondly a  keeled Skimmer Dragonfly resting after a session doing the same



I love the casual way this Crane Fly is hanging on to the sedge


When we got back to the garden I noticed the first edible Autumn Raspberry....a crop at last!


Regarding the unidentified caterpillar in the last post, thanks for your suggestions. Whilst searching the net for it before giving up, I came across a fantastic blog that I think many of you would really enjoy. Caroline's photos of wildlife put mine to shame and she correctly identified the caterpillar as that of a Fox Moth. Do have a look at:


And finally, have a good rest of the week until next time....


17 comments:

  1. What a lovely walk. Were you Merrivale way then? Or Drizzlecombe? It's such a long time since I walked by any of the stone rows on the moor - 30 years probably . . .

    I hope my missive to you has arrived by now.

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    1. It has - thank you so much. It's absolutely amazing!

      The stone rows are the ones just up from us I'm afraid; nowhere more exotic. It's just amazing how the weather transforms the landscape. I never tire of our little patch and see new things every day. You know where we are now so I'll leave you to work out the geography!

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  2. What gorgeous photos! The moors are so vast when you realize that small spec on the horizon is a horse.
    Snippet seems to have the time of his life on your walks!

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    1. He's very lucky. I look at dogs in towns and cities and really feel for them. No wonder so many of them get aggressive and fat with so little exercise!

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  3. hahahahaha...rolling in something unpleasant and sticks are always good !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Such great photos -- and I love those ears!

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  5. great pics! Snippet's ears behave in the same way as Roobarb's, but when Ellie runs towards you, should looks like an ardvaark LOL

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    1. I must search through your posts for some aardvark shots!

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    2. Lovely post, Em, and apologies for replying here, but am about to eat and go out ... and wanted to suggest you look here just in case you felt your first Dragon was in fact a Southern Migrant Hawker here. I wouldn't like to say ... just knew I'd seen something very similar earlier today! WONDERFUL Snippet pix!

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  6. Thank you, Em, so much for your very kind mention - much appreciated!

    I have family links with Tavistock, so always enjoy seeing what's about on the moor! I gather my previous message got through ... I was in such a rush last night I feared I had forgotten to click the 'publish' button! I hope you have some of this lovely weather today and that Snippet will enjoy another wonderful ramble!

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  7. The lovely weather appears to be on its way out here as I rush to do my mum's on-line shopping. I fear the rain may be here by the time I get out! We're the other end of the moor from Tavistock but I love it that side too. It has the same charm as here without the bleakness of that area beyond the prison that can be a bit much in winter I find.

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  8. Lucky Snippet, he really enjoys life! And you have stone rows and standing stones to boot, lovely part of the countryside to live in for walking..

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    1. I find it very difficult to imagine living anywhere else now. We're VERY spoilt!

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  9. What a happy dog Snippet must be, having those wonderful walks on the moor with you!

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    1. Before we got him I always thought it a crime NOT to have a dog here. He has so much freedom.

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