A place to see my world
Is this recent?
Yes, during the last week. The gorse is thick and scented at the moment, gorgeous.
I love those wild places...
This is a lovely photo, the dog and rich yellow and a lane I would love to walk along.What really interests me is your comment about the gorse, about it being gorgeous. In NZ it is most hated and so much money and effort is put into eradicating it. It was brought to NZ by English settlers in the early 1840's and it liked the NZ climate so much that it did 'too' well!
Hi Marilyn, interesting about the gorse in NZ! Well I wouldn't want it in my garden... ;-) out in the New Forest it's part of the scenery though. Here's an interesting page about it:http://www.newforestexplorersguide.co.uk/sitefolders/wildlife/wildflowers/gorse/gorsepage.html
Hi Juniper, I enjoyed reading about gorse in the New Forest so thanks for the link. I have wonderful memories of walks in the New Forest many years ago. I would very much love to be able to visit again!Here is a link about gorse in NZ. I see from this article that it was introduced here earlier than I thought. I also see that it does have some use in helping the growth of young native plants, but as I said, it is very much hated as it takes over wherever it can.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorse_in_New_Zealand
Gorse, eh?I was thinking we might want some--but after thinking about it--notsomuch. :-/I'da thought it was a fall photo were it not for the green of the trees. Lovely colours. And the puppy--makes the shot, of course! :-)