Saturday, 9 February 2008

Pig's Walk




22 comments:

Philipa said...

lovely snow drops, am getting out there myself with the poppets tommorow hopefully :-)

Church parade 1st tho - no lie in for mummy :-/

idle said...

Did the Pig's tail get broken or is that its natural angle of dangle?

fuchsia groan said...

Lovely pics Lilith. My word, it is warmer in Somerset than it is here oop north.

Lilith said...

Yes do Pip...it was stunning out today. We went for a long walk in Stourhead woods, the sun filtering through.

Idle, you are so rude about my gorgeous handsome dog. He has a cat-like tail and it curls to the right.

Yes Fuchsia, we have had few frosts but we will be getting a couple of nights of it.

Daisy said...

just lovely lilith...i like seeing the world through other's eyes and this was great...thank you for sharing...

Lilith said...

Thank you Daisy, although I have to confess these were taken by Elby. Pig has such a pretty regular walk, along a river, past an overgrown and gone-back-to-nature iron works. The snow drops are insane at the moment and there is a pair of dippers (who are deeply cute birds.)

Lady Jane said...

Beautiful there.. makes me miss it.

Scroblene said...

Stunning pics Lils!

The weather yesterday was beautiful for seeing all this. It really was back to nature, and a beath of fresh air!

I think you've prompted me to do something similar - hope you don't mind...

electro-kevin said...

Why did you take a photo of that horse ?

Philipa said...

Another fab day today, we went for a walk by the canal and had lunch at a pub - nearly £23 for 3 meals of mainly deep fried frozen food. The sausages were so cheap and nasty my daughter couldn't eat it. Yup, there was only one and the other meals so meagre the children had to eat some of mummy's food. Why on earth do such people ruin a lovely day by ripping off those least able to afford it - parents. There is stuff to learn from Europe.

Scroblene said...

Pips; I'm so sorry you had that experience today. You don't deserve it. They lose business so quickly these ways - we don't go to our local at all, because we've been ripped off just the same!

Just forget the pub, moan to everyone (like us), and move on.

If I had my time again, I'd run a pub which looked after people like you!

Philipa said...

Thanks Scrobs, after reading your post it did occur to me that even in that fab location the pub was hardly heaving. We'll stick to our much loved local carvery or take flasks of hot chocolate and walk along the canal anyway :-)

Did I tell you we have a hamster? It likes chocolate biscuits and won't eat apple now. I think it's aiming to be like the one in The Nutty Prof. just four little pink feet and huge teeth and little eyes attached to this blob of belly and fur. The cat is biding it's time..

The Hitch said...

beautiful photos
weird looking dog
many year ago I used to regularly see Britains officialy oddest looking dog, The poor beast lived around the corner and my jack russel tried to kill him on sight.
Probably star struck.
I hope you didnt pay for that dog Lilith, unless he can do conjuring tricks or drive a bus.

Tuscan Tony said...

Pics of the week, Lilith - does the same wood get infested with bluebells in a couple of months time?

Lilith said...

TT, I have yet to find out, but it seems very likely about the bluebells. It is a stunning walk.

Hitch, my dog is terribly handsome. Indeed, E-K, he has a long face but then so do many beautiful Tory women.

You feel so ripped off don't you
Pip? I remember being desperate and stopping at a Happy Eater, when my girl was small. She was a sausage fiend but couldn't eat what they provided. The sausage looked like it had been kept warm all week. Muck.

Scrobs, your pics are lovely too.

Lady Jayne...it must seem cool,fresh and fecund compared to your current location? But balance is required. We have "arthritis" weather, you don't, lucky you.

mutleythedog said...

Lovely shots snowdrops are my favourite - nearly named the second born snowdrop... there are crocuses and daffodils out here already...

fuchsia groan said...

What a shame some pubs can't provide a basic decent meal at a fair price. If any of you find yourself in Thornbury (near Bristol) I would recommend you try the Wheatsheaf. It is run by friends of our and their menu is to die for.

Lilith said...

Mutley, Daffodils?! I saw irises and a ceanothus out the other day..though it was a sheltered sunny spot...

Lilith said...

Thanks for the tip, Fuchsia.

Elby the Beserk said...

Hitch (young man) - be very careful what you say about our Pig. He has scary teeth, designed for hanging on, and you wouldn't want him hanging on to you, would you? :->

TT - looking good on the Bluebell score, tho' we didn't know this walk last spring. Certainly, the silk woods at Westonbirt (of the Arboretum) were spectacular last year, and walking there last week (its a dog's paradise, and always lots of them there for doggy fun and japes - at one point there were 10 dogs tearing around all over the place, belonging to four sets of owners, all pissing themselves laughing. Pig would happily spend all day chasing other dogs round and round in circles, and is now fast and agile enough to give all bar yer whippets and greyhounds a good run for their money, and also to avoid being steam-rollered by chocolate labs.

April like weather here today, in the sun and after the frost. Glorious.

Jayne said...

One of the very few things about England that makes me remember good times - snowdrops & bluebells. Beautiful photos :-)

Ms Smack said...

Gorgeous photos, I agree!