309/365 Up a tree

309/365 Up a tree
309/365 Up a tree by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Ruby and I went for a cycle over to the Attenborough Nature Reserve today. This is the first time we’ve attempted this, but with Ruby getting taller and having a bigger bike I thought it was about time we went a little further.

The nature reserve is absolutely wonderful. If you haven’t been, then you really should. It’s an old gravel pit that has been repurposed for wildlife, and it has some lovely lakes and surrounding countryside.

There is one tree near the Nature Centre that is great for climbing, so Ruby decided to stop here for a few minutes. Up she went, like a monkey.

There was a time when I’d have had to climb up after her to get her down, but she’s much more assured on the branches now.

Here’s the colour version of Ruby’s photo, plus one of the tree.


by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Attenborough Nature Reserve

It snowed! You probably noticed.

Rather than stare at the rare phenomenon out of our window we decided to tackle it head on and head down to our local nature reserve. It was beautiful, as you can see from the follow photos.

Attenborough
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Attenborough
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Attenborough
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Attenborough
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Attenborough
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Ruby & Me

Ruby & Me, originally uploaded by rutty.

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We went for a walk in Attenborough Nature Reserve today. It’s only just down the road and it’s a lovely walk around there.

Well, it is a lovely walk if it’s not raining or blowing a gale. We didn’t have the former but we did have a stiff breeze for most of the walk. I almost ended up in the gravel pits a couple of times.

Ruby was attached to my back in one of those frame carrier things. We’ve borrowed one from our visiting friends and it’s really useful, although as Ruby is quite a big girl (over two stones in weight now!) my shoulders were aching like buggery afterwards.