Rising Sun Country Park ~ November 2017 ~ part 1

Although Autumn was just about over, and the temperature wasn’t that great, Sophie and I decided to wrap up warm and go for a walk around the Rising Sun Country park. There’s 162 hectares ofย nature reserve with ponds, woodlands and extensive grasslands; a farm and Countryside Centre, so we figured there’d be enough to point our cameras at. ย No history lessons today, just a gentle walk to see what Mother Nature leaves for us when summer is over.

setting off down the leafy path

 

our first wildlife encounter

 

on the blue trail

 

incoming

 

landing gear engaged

 

got all my ducks in a row

 

Autumn Falling

 

Donkey Duo

 

Red Berry Parade

 

Horses at Home

 

Until we meet again

 

Back to the future part III

 

half way round and there we’ll stop and have a rest, before continuing further afield, stay tooned ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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  1. Love the ducks in a row, and donkeys are always cute!
    All great shots though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, hope you are feeling a bit perkier today! x

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      1. A big sleep helped a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Sleep is good medicine ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. I have never heard of Rising Sun Country Park, but I can see that I should have done. Enjoyed the captions almost as much as the fab photos – though sad flowers, presumably someone’s favourite place.

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    1. Yes bit of a strange one as no gate or view, just a fence along the pathway. Cheers Mike.

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  3. Your wildlife encounters are so cute and adorable, FR! Excellent impressions as always.

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    1. Thank you Dina ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. These are marvelous, calming photos, Fraggle. Thank you for sharing them — because after the meeting I just got out of, believe me, I needed calming! o_O Hugs.

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    1. Glad to be of service! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Haha loved that Back to the future part III caption ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I haven’t taken a walk in nature in like forever…this is a great reminder that I really need to do that again very soon. Beautiful post, and highly relaxing and calming as well ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I wasn’t sure anyone would get that caption ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers Michel x

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  6. Fraggle Rocking caught my attention, over on ‘a bit about Britain.’ Love your photographic flair. I’ll be back. ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Mac

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    1. Cool, I’ll reciprocate toot sweet!

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  7. I love that picture of the horse looking over the fence. Great shots, as always ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Mr.Henry xx

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    2. I am SO sorry and abject apologies for changing you into a chap, Mrs. Henry. ๐Ÿ™„ gold medal for numptiness here.

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      1. That’s ok. I am a bit mannish so it’s all good haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Great shots! I love the gull just before landing – it almost looks like it’s walking on water.

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    1. Cheers Sarah, lucky shot ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Excellent mood and tones ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I loved the ducks in a row, but I’m angry about the flowers in plastic packaging. The photos are excellent as always.

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    1. Maybe they removed the flowers after a while. Cheers April.

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      1. It wasn’t the flowers, but the plastic.

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        1. Well I meant the whole thing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. I really enjoyed viewing Sophie and yours nature walk!๐Ÿ˜ I LOVED your captions! LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love these shots and ze animals!๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thanks Dani ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. How did you get the ducks to pose for that shot? Haha

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    1. I asked them politely ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. My guess was you bribed them with snacks haha

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        1. Nope, I always forget to take birdy snacks!

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  13. Pretty, looks like a nice walk. I love the in-your-face horse shot.

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    1. haha thanks Steve ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. The soft contrast (difused blacks?) give to the colors a nice mood, the portrait in the second photography is very cute. ^_^

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