Sunday, January 09, 2011

Feeling Better - Let's Walk the Dog

We are turning the corner with the flu bug.  I'm working at about 78% capacity and thought the long suffering hound could really do with a nice long walk.
I bundled up and took her up the road to our favourite walk.  It snowed about an inch last night and I could see we were the first and only visitors to the pond today.  Well, the only domestic visitors . . .
There were some deer tracks.

By this little hill, I could see where some pheasants had been dragging their sleds around in the snow.
Then there was evidence of a fox.

 I got this shot of the fox's path through the snow before Polly could go and bounce all over the tracks and spoil it.
The fox had zig zagged all up and down the snowy lane looking for something, anything to eat.

This tree looked lacey with the snow still clinging to its branches.
I don't know if you can tell from this photo how quiet it was . . . . but I could only hear my footsteps and own breath.
Here's our pond.  It looks different all silent and frozen.  In a few months - this bit of water will be heaving with the activity of spring but for now, it is still.

This surprised me - the moles - blast their furry hides - are still active.  This mole hill at the side of the road was made fresh this morning.


Anonymous said...

Pretty soon you'll be after those moles like the grounds keeper on Caddy Shack! Lovely pictures and I'm glad you're well enough for a walk with sweet Polly.


Shammickite said...

has your snow all disappeared now?

Xtreme English said...

beautiful!!! absolutely beautiful. and who knew moles are still hot-footing it around in the snow!! must be only in places like scotland, though. you have such a lovely life.