Thursday, 19 March 2015

A walk in the Rumbling woods











Sunday was Mother's Day in the UK, and since I was at Tam's house that weekend, we took his mum to our favourite lunch place, Cafe Des Fleurs in Dollar.  (Don't worry, my florist cousin sorted my mum out with an amazing bouquet and she was thrilled.  She thinks it's very posh to get flowers delivered.)  It was clearly not my weekend, because my usual avoidance of all places busy was challenged again.   We had an excellent lunch though - bread piled with goats cheese and chutney, almond cakes and chocolate ginger slices.  We left stuffed and in need of a walk!

Walk we did, along a path at Rumbling Bridge.  I've been thinking about getting another lens for my camera and my friend very generously loaned me hers to try out.  The first half of the photos were taken with her 70-300mm lens (this one).  It was fantastic!  Tam was a huge distance away from me in that first picture, and the one of the woodpecker hole was in a tree that towered above us.  It's a little slow to focus but I'd been warned about that, so I was prepared to play about a bit to find some good angles.  The water drops turned out particularly well at the falls.  The water was crashing so loudly here that we had to shout to make ourselves heard.  The day was freezing and dry, just right for walking but it was a relief to get back to the warm car!  Parsnip enjoyed himself as usual, although he had to be wrangled into posing nicely at the end there...

It was time for tea and knitting when we got home, and the day ended quietly with a bit of Poldark and more cake.  Who's been watching it?  I'm loving it so far, although I have a feeling it's not going to turn out how I hope...

:)

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