Half term has been a bit of a whirlwind but school is back today and routine restored. Yesterday afternoon, instead of our usual grind of wood chopping, recycling, washing, bed changing and other menial tasks, we decided to take a walk at Milfordleigh, somewhere I haven't been for twelve years; ridiculous since it's so close, and takes fifteen minutes to drive to. Both dogs had a fantastic time, as did we, despite the rain and relative gloom. A National Trust owned wood, it lies very close to the rather famous Gidleigh Park Hotel, with its two Michelin starred restaurant. Never been obviously - way beyond our means but it means OB sees a lot of fabulous cars on their way through Chagford to their posh destination. I'm afraid a lot of these photos have a slight graininess about them due to the aforementioned November gloom. Lots of lovely fungi but most are past their best now.
Aren't these protective fences around new trees fabulous? Much nicer than the insipidly pale pink plastic ones you see everywhere else.
Tiny bracket fungus on a log
Another unidentified red fungus, this time with an orange-ish underside - any ideas? David Turner at http://woldranger.blogspot.co.uk/ has ID'ed them as Scarlet Waxcaps.
The River Teign rushes along the edge of the Woodland
This lovely hut contains garden tools and other equipment. The dogs nearly got stuck underneath it....terriers.
ENORMOUS fungi, possibly felled by passing wildlife
I had to use the flash for these two beauties, something I am loth to do, but it was getting seriously dark at this point
More white water
A few more pictures from the weekend.....
Trigger's friends relaxing
These tiny fungi are sprouting on cow poo
A busy week ahead so excuse me if I'm not visiting your blogs as regularly as I would normally. The rain has stopped today and the sun is shining. A lovely day at last. I won't look at the forecast as it could be depressing. Until next time, here are Snippet and Jack in full flight.