November Photo Challenge

Hi everyone – been having a think and I would like to put forward one of my favourite subjects for this month, as there are some cracking ones around.

The photo challenge this month is “FUNGI”

Here are a few to whet your appetite – all taken today apart from the first one which was when I worked at Durlston Country Park.



Just look up

I must remind myself sometimes to “look up” when I’m walking.  The sights above are generally incredible and will make you smile, much more beautiful than looking down at the ground!

Whether its cloud formations, treetops, architecture, birds in flight or stars – they are all wonderful.  The added bonus is that when you look up, you naturally fill your lungs with fresh air, so giving new energy and happiness.

Its a win-win 🙂

Fishing Lure dangers

A dog I was walking found himself in a nasty situation when he stumbled upon a discarded fishing lure.  I hadn’t realised how big they can actually be.  Poor boy.  This lure had two big barbed hooks – one pierced through his bottom lip, the other pierced deep into the pad of his back foot.  A freak accident, in the blink of an eye, which could have had very serious results.  Luckily, Alfie stayed calm, trusted me and waited patiently for help to arrive.  Many thanks to Rachel from the Urban Heath team and to the staff at Hillside Vets in Corfe Mullen for driving out to assist him.  With a lure attaching his lip to his hind leg he could not be moved without causing more serious harm.  The poor gull originally caught by this lure was not so lucky and must have died in agony.

Can anyone fishing PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be sure to take all your kit home with you.  this one plastic fish caused a lot of damage, a lot of anguish and a lot of expense to other people, their pets and to wildlife.  Please be responsible.

Many thanks to Rachel for taking the photos. #dorsethour #fishing #dogs #walking



New photo challenge

Pauline has chosen the beautiful subject of “Sunsets” for this months photo challenge.

I think we should leave this open until 30th November seeing as we are almost half way through October already.

Looking forward to seeing some stunning pictures peeps! 🙂

Photo Challenge July 2016 – Architecture

Some great photos received for this months Photo Challenge, set by Steph Lister.  The theme was Architecture and here are the winning photos coming from Catherine Green in Dorset.  Well done Catherine:-).

Catherine has now thrown down the gauntlet for August as follows:

“My choice for August is Butterflies.  We are certainly enjoying spotting them at the moment so I think its a good choice for the coming weeks.  And a bit more of a close-up challenge.  And the butterfly should ideally be identified :-)”

So there you have it folks – Get out there and find yourselves some lovely butterflies.  Good luck:-)  The rest of the photo entries can be found on the website at



#dog walking


July Photo Challenge

Steph Lister, the winner of the June challenge, has chosen “Architecture” as this months theme.  Good choice.  It can either be a whole building image or part of a building or anything connected to architecture really.

Good luck folks.  Look forward to seeing some great shots.

June Photo Challenge results

Sadly only two people entered for this month’s Photo Challenge – I did say it was a tough one!  Had some great entries though from Steph and Paul Lister in Milton Keynes and I think the winning picture truly is a potential portal to another world to beat all others, outer space is definitely out there!  Well done Steph Lister.  You are now the July challenge setter.

All photo entries can be viewed on the Ample Ambles website


Winner by Steph Lister