The Rusty Pups and I arrived for our early morning walk
horrified to find a monster sitting atop the dyke.
It had been busy ripping out every tree, bush and blade of grass.
Black ugly mud is all that's left.
There used to be small ponds along here
and lately each pond housed a couple of black ducks.
Animals and critters would shelter in the undergrowth
as the RP's sniffed around.
I used to forage for leaves, flowers, twigs and berries
to fill my dye pots.
But even in this ugliness I see stitch potential.
There is still some brush towards the end of our walk.
So let's talk about something happier.
You see the RP's looking back at me....
...but do you see Fox waiting for us along the path?
He stayed there until we were nearly upon him....
and then the chase was on.
You might remember that my camera is broken and I can't zoom in at all, at all.
A new, grander model has finally been chosen and ordered.
My third camera in a year!
This little fairy garden sitting atop a fence post had me scrambling down the dyke to investigate.
Wonder what tomorrow morning's walk will bring.