Ollie, and some Autumn colour

A particularly interesting smell in those leaves, Ollie?

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A bright and breezy day made me decide to take Ollie out in the car. I headed for Neatherd Moor, a substantial area of nature on the outskirts of Dereham, our local market town. With Beetley still showing just drab greens and browns, it was nice to get a variety of colour for a change.

This tree was shining gold in the afternoon sun.

Ollie was preoccupied with trying to find a rabbit he had spotted, so I was able to get a shot of him.

More bright colours, just around the corner.

And a tree that has lost its top leaves, but is hanging onto the lower ones.

Ollie could hear barking coming from the path behind, and was waiting for the dogs to appear.

Then we finished our long walk in the shady woodland that fringes the Moor.
It seemed like those leaves had a great smell too!

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62 thoughts on “Ollie, and some Autumn colour

    1. I am out in such places every day, in all weathers. Although I don’t have a choice, because of Ollie, I do enjoy the fresh air, and the peace and quiet. I also help out locally, with litter collecting. Nothing too ‘official’, I just join some others who clear the crisp packets and plastic bottles left lying around.
      Thanks, Abbi.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. They can certainly detect certain illnesses. I think that on average, they have around a X 40 better sense of smell than humans. Specialist breeds like Bloodhounds, even greater, In Ollie’s case, he is something of a sniffing ‘maniac’, hardly able to take two steps without stopping to sniff. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. He loves it up there, Jude. So many other dogs. I go there around once a month, to give him a complete change of scene. But with my car out of action for all of the summer, he hasn’t been there for ages.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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        1. He loves other dogs. There are just a few we have to avoid, as like Ollie, they are not neutered, so are prone to dominant behaviour, like low growling, and standing on other dog’s shoulders. Ollie does this with four particular dogs in Beetley, and they try to do the same with him. But in 99% of cases, Ollie is delighted to see any other dog, though less interested in their owners.

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