Well, I went somewhere I have never been in Dorset, Pilsdon Pen. What have I been missing...the view is amazing! In the winter months when the light is not so good and the nights are chilly I like to make patchwork quilts and this view puts me in mind of a quilt, the fields all divided by the hedges in a random way. It's totally beautiful and picturesque. The little farms studded around here and there. There were some cows up there bellowing for all they were worth, their noise carrying on the wind and making it seem much louder. A Buzzard was circling around overnead and when he went down towards some trees he was mobbed by the local Rooks.
I think you can almost see the curve of the earth in this shot, it wasn't a wide angle lens as I haven't got one!! We walked round the perimeter a couple of times before descending back down to the road again.
On the way home driving towards Frampton near Dorchester a mink ran across the road in front of us, we both got a good look and stopped the car and looked it up in our book to check it was a mink. I know they are an absolute pest in the countryside but I was happy to have seen one.
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