In the snow

Friday, December 18th 2009

The heavy snow of last night has transformed Foxglove into a snowy wilderness. The air was still and crisp as we walked up to the moor to see the cattle. The newly laid snow showed all the tracks of the deer and rabbits. You could see where a Heron had walked up and down the path to the workshop!

Animal prints in the snow

MacDuff was just out of the shot as Hector and MacGregor were touching noses near the middle gate on the moor. They have been given another bale of hay to tide them over for the next couple of days.

Hector and MacGregor

The morning light was superb and really shone through this dead Oak leaf. Everything was transformed by a covering of snow.

Snow on an oak leaf

As we got to the lake the hide was looking very picturesque in the morning sunshine.

The lake and hide


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