I lived in Bracknell for several years when I was a child, and one of our favourite family walks was around Virginia Water. Yesterday I went back for the first time in over thirty years! It was lovely, beautiful trees laden with chestnuts, imaginative sculpture in the woods, and the water so tranquil and calm.
There were, however, far more people then I remember! But it was lovely to walk somewhere where dogs were allowed to run off the lead. People were having a great time, walking, running and (mainly) chatting!
What a wonderful way to spend an autumn morning!
My photographs are not the best, as I spent most of my time rounding up our five year old girl and the dog. Keeping tabs on them both was a (delightful) challenge!
|A basket of chestnuts (I wish it were mine!)|
|There were so many glossy chestnuts, on the ground|
|And on the trees!|
|The dog, striding out, purposefully!|
|A quaint wooden mushroom|
|I love this detail in the wood!|
|An ideal seat for a woodland imp!|
|This would be more of a challenge to sit on!|
|A family of swans|
|A deep red tree trunk|
|A chestnut nestling|
|fungus on an old tree trunk|
|A bona fide fairy tale toadstool|
(we checked it when we got home
Amanita muscaria, also known as fly agaric!)