Saturday, March 26, 2011

A walk to Kingsmere Pond and back.

Tony decided l NEEDED to go for a walk after having spent so much time indoors, trying to re-do my stolen painting. So, off we went. As we were going through the back gate onto the Common, we saw one of the cats (l call them Egyptian Cats) that give me the creeps! I think it is because they look as if they have been skinned alive!

This is Kingsmere Pond on Wimbledon Common which is about 5 mins away from my flat. It is usually full of ducks, geese and swans. Today there were some noisy Canada Geese, a few assorted ducks but no swans. Wonder where they are... They normally nest here most years.
The only sad things about this area is the amount of rubbish that over the last year or so has started to show.

The Iris's are just begining to show. When they finally bloom they are a gorgeous yellow with bits of purple in some parts.
Just two of the many ducks that are on this pond.

In Pre-historic times the growths you see on this tree would have been used as containers. Isn't that clever?

This beautifully coloured tree trunk stood out in the woods. Wonder why it turned this colour?
This dog did make me laugh..l stood and watched him do this at least 10 times and it was not a small pond and he went almost to the middle each time. He was wagging his tail so fast, l am surprised it didn't drop off!ha!

This is the island in the middle of the pond and yes that is blue sky above the island! This is also where most of the geese, swans and ducks nest.
Just satisifing my passion for fungi! - (A "Bracket"?)

This branch appeared a while ago..very strange shape isn't it? Wondered who dragged it there?
As l was walking next to the pond, l saw a small bundle of feathers. "Oh", l thought it was a small bird until it moved and l realised it was actually a toad. It made me jump! Not very pretty is it?

This is an area near the pond, which is quite marshy and it is beautiful when all the Irises bloom. What l find strange is the plants are just in one place and in a perfect circle.

I love these flowers but l was not sure what they were called. Then l got a facebook message from Fabienne Dorsman-Rey, who told me she thinks it is Vinca major and they are used as ground cover and  are a very resistant. Wonder what it would dye like..I feel a walk coming on!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful stuff here Lynda as usual. Glad to be back and catching upl.

lynda Howells said...

thanks Sallie..glad tooxxHow are you and your travelling bug?xlynda

Tin Can Tart said...

I have read your earlier post several times and only just realized you lost art I am so sorry. Another thing we have in common our facination with Fungi the shapes always amaze me.