Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Lookout, spring is just around the corner

The first Primrose I have seen this year on Sunday, apart from a few that are out in the garden but I don't count them!
It was growing on the old railway line near Corfe Mullen. My better half read in a magazine article that there was a new trailway open at Corfe Mullen along the old railway line to Broadstone and Wimborne. So we parked by this old crossing keepers cottage and headed off along the old track. If you click on the link you will see an old photo of how the cottage used to be. It seems it has been extended but in a sympathetic way.

This is where the two tracks divided, the dirt track to the left was to Wimborne and straight ahead was to Broadstone.It is hard to believe that huge steam trains once steamed through these areas. Sadly we didn't enjoy the walk as much as we had hoped as it runs alongside a busy road so there was constant car noise and maybe naively we had thought the path would be like the one at Sturminster and instead it was a quagmire!...this was a good bit!


This is the bridge near the original station which has now completely gone...as you see Wrecks has decided he's not going anywhere until the pack is complete and I had lagged behind to get a picture!
Birdwise, saw lots of Blackbirds, and a Nuthatch and a Jenny Wren.



5 comments:

Tattyanne said...

Lovely post Goosey... hasn't it been a lovely day today? Makes you want to get outside and enjoy life! See you soon Tattyanne x

Greentwinsmummy said...

oh brave little primrose! I cant imagine those engines there now :oO & its not that along ago really is it? so much changes so fast sigh,not always a good thing in my book
GTM x

Eileen said...

How perfectly lovely for you the rest of the people in your area -all I can say is that I envy you.....primroses in January....I have to settle for sparkly snow and icicles...it can be beautiful too -just alot colder.....

Mary said...

It is very cold here at the moment, so how nice to think that spring might be just around the corner! Too bad the walk didn't turn out as well as hoped.

Bovey Belle said...

I know that little cottage - our friend Stu thought of buying it when it was on the market about - ooh, 25 years? - ago now. Takes me back.