We went for a long walk in our nearby forest this afternoon, both to keep our fitness levels up and to get out of the house. I'm not sure if the forest was the right place to escape to, as the memories not just of Rueben but of all four dogs that we have walked there over the years, were accompanying us all the way and at time it was too much for me. Fortunately there were not many other walkers about although all the ones we encountered had dogs in tow. It felt very awkward to be without one.
the fire pond
Since we first started walking here some 21 years ago the trees have grown amazingly and where once there were views all round now there are just glimpses between two rows of evergreens. You can just see the Pentland Hills in the distance.
We only found some fungi but not as many as in years gone by. I wonder if the present very dry spell has anything to do with that.
We're hoping to make more memories in between these mighty trees before they will be harvested at some stage in the future.