Another of my regular walks with Vida is Silverhurst, also part of the Constantia Green Belt and next to the upmarket Silverhurst gated community. But we walk on the wild side, next to the stream, where the trees and plants grow wild, where the roots trip you up if you’re not looking and where a dog can do what doggies do – run and sniff and swim and meet other dogs. I’ve got loads of pics taken there but these were all today.
Vida making a new friend.
This is Vida asking me to chase her.
Vida’s pond – today it warranted swimming around twice.
If anyone is missing a pair of +2.50s, they’re here. From the dirt on them I suspect they’ve been buried under leaves for a long time.
This is fresh so must have broken off recently.
There are great big piles of branches all over the place, ready for collection. I wish the council paid as much attention to the branches and leaves and garbage that collect in my street, only 3 kms away, but never get collected.
This uprooting must have been spectacular.
I call this Vida’s Field. The minute we arrive at this section she runs and frolics like crazy because she can still see me from far away.
George’s Tree. George passed away in 2010 so we can assume this tree is 5 years old. It’s looking nice now that the surrounds have been cleared but for a while it looked half-dead.
Believe it or not, these are tree roots.
This is one eucalyptus tree and it’s massive!
Very old retaining stones on the opposite bank of the stream.
Our lovely walk runs along the Silverhurst Stream and next to the fancy-schmancy Silverhurst gated community. They have this lovely pond with ducks and geese but today there was no sign of birds and of course the dogs that live here are probably not allowed to swim in the pond. It’s much better on the outside, in the wild.
One of the bigger homes but the sun was shining so not well photographed. They have electric fencing, cameras, 24 hour security and metal fencing. Nice and safe but we prefer it on the wild side. I know the dogs on the inside look at Vida with envy.
Lone little March lily. I think I might plant some in my garden, they’re pretty but a bit odd for not having any foliage at all.