Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Evening Stroll


I took my camera with me for last night's doggy walk round the paddock, just so I could try to capture the evening sky.  This top photo shows the colours as they were, it was a beautiful sunset.


The dogs rushed along the fence line sniffing and digging, I think the mole that has been living in and around the manure pile (you can see it's palleted sides in the bottom right corner of this picture) has veered off towards the fence line and the Jack Russells were on his trail. 

Suky doesn't join in with this, she can never be bothered to track wildlife, a Pug's sense of smell is not as powerful as a longer snouted dog and anyway she has never been tempted to eat any of little creatures that Rosy kills so she doesn't see this sort of tracking as a potential for a meal. She would rather come home and be handed a carrot to chew on, I think she would make a great little vegetarian dog.   She prefers living things that can play with her and wants to be friends with creatures rather than eat them.   I think she would love to be friends with a rabbit but with Rosy around there will never be a pet rabbit here  😩

(Have you noticed the button for 'special characters' that has now appeared on Bloggers editing page ... very useful 😊 )


Across the valley from us this cottage nestles in the hillside, it really stands out in the evenings, especially at this time of year when the foliage surrounding it is changing colour so rapidly.  I like to look across in the evenings as darkness falls and see all the lights gradually coming on in the buildings and cottages that are dotted all over the hillside, and no doubt they do exactly the same looking over at the houses on our side of the hill.  I think that's one of the advantages of not having street lights, the lights from the houses stand out so much more.


We strolled around the paddock, perhaps out for longer than usual with our eyes adjusting to the creeping darkness, and by the time we got back to the house all the chickens had made their way up the ramp and were tucked up on their perches so I could go over and close their door.  Safe for another night.

Then the log burner was lit, the kettle was put on and as the dogs sat on the rug licking their wet paws, I went round the house closing the blinds and curtains and started thinking about cooking our tea.  It was only five o'clock and we had a whole evening of cosiness ahead.

I love this time of year.

Sue xx

16 comments:

  1. Lovely photos Sue. There is a cosiness about this time of year and the satisfaction that when everything is done, we can come in and enjoy the warmth of home and relax for a time. This makes me feel very lucky as coming up to the festive season I always feel a sadness for those that are not so lucky and perhaps have not got a home (human and animals alike). Just shows you have to be grateful for what you have.

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  2. That sky is amazing!

    I took my camera on a dog walk the other night to try and get a photo of the supermoon but it didn't work out well at all ;-)

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    1. It's very hard to capture the colours of the sunset right, I was just very lucky with the first one. The sky should have been that colour in all the shots but you can see the variations the camera picked up.

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  3. Unfortunately the special characters do not translate into my feed reader, I only get a box with a question mark in it. Just FYI. :)

    I wish Suky could have her rabbit friend. You don't know anyone with a rabbit that she could visit, for a playdate now and then? :)

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    1. I take her to Pets at Home sometimes and she watches amazement through the glass of the rabbit and guinea pig pens, only after a few minutes she does her big twitchy 'I want to play' jump and they all jump out of their skins and run and hide :-)

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  4. I had to go and have a look for the special characters. Oh yes, so there is, all sorts of arrows and stuff, still no half,quarter etc so will still have to remember how to get them every time.
    Lovely sunset. I always thought you were om the left of the road heading north so sunset would be behind your house but must be wrong.

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    1. and a PS, now you could start asking for some followers to get to 1000, just imagine overtaking JG!

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  5. It was indeed a beautiful sunset...but not for me. The day was flat dark grey from dawn to dusk, before eventually just getting darker and greyer. That was it!

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  6. I too love long, cosy evenings Sue - the only thing missing from mine (and I do adore my darling Border terrier, Tess)is a pug. Nothing like one for a cuddle.

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  7. Hello, Sue!
    I liked your blog, have read your posts and I liked your cat and dog, so cute!I also watched your photos, enlarged them, stunning!
    Nadezda
    https://northern-garden.blogspot.ru/

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  8. It's getting dark very early around here now. Didn't have a very good view of the supermoon last night. It just stopped snowing after snowing for the last 3 hours. We have lots and lots of rabbits around here. We had one living under our hedge for the last week but, sadly a bobcat got it-check my blog! We very rarely see a dog off leash so they don't get the chance to chase any wildlife!

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  9. Lovely. I do like to see stunning photos of the sunrise or sunset.

    God bless.

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