A mini adventure
Call it what you will
This overgrown puppy had been miserable all morning
Probably because I had been busy shifting things and shampooing the carpet in readiness for the cavemen to finish putting up the skirting boards
We went through the door and stopped to admire the festive decor!
We crossed the road and headed off down the much quieter lane
But only after uttering a few expletives to a 'driver' who clearly didn't understand numbers and namely the 30mph speed limit.
Along the way we...well I stopped to admire the beauty of nature
Heidi stopped to relieve herself and sniff everything
We decided to walk in a large loop so didn't veer off here
Instead we carried on down and entered the wood
I saw lovely greenery fit to grace the finest homes and tables
These trees were creaking alarmingly and I thought it best not to linger
Still we walked
Crunching fallen leaves as we went
And by now looking much happier
Heidi kept looking longingly downwards towards the stream
She chose not to go alone but eventually reached the point where she knows I can follow
There was no holding her back then
Bliss if you are a shaggy black dog
I followed at a much slower pace
So slow that Heidi came back to 'assist' me down the slope by barging past at the narrowest point
All heart and no brain!
She once again cooled herself in the stream before trotting across the rickety rotten bridge
I did not immediately follow so was treated to a waiting dog who apparently loves me so much she will never stray far from my side
I am also the hand that feeds her so quite probably it's a self preservation issue!
Then we began the uphill part of our adventure
Heidi still sniffing at anything and everything
I still happily snapping photos
The winter sun, low in the sky, looked enthreal as it cast its magic through the trees
Still onwards we walked
Small details caught my eye such as this brightly coloured leaf stem
And still Heidi kept to a close radius around me
Stopping when I did and patiently waiting
Occasionally I turned to look back at how far we had walked
To be continued...
Blessings J. x