Just back form the Brixham schlep. What a nightmare it is. It took nearly two hours this morning and tomorrow I have to get Origami boy there BEFORE 9.00am.....help! Was awake from 4.00am this morning stressing over my route and rightly so it turned out; the fog on the roads was the worst I have ever driven in and people were scooting along at 80 miles an hour on the dual carriageway with gay abandon. When I took Snippet out this morning at 6.30am it was pitch black and so foggy that my torch just illuminated a stretch of white cloud in front of us. Snippet is basically tarmac coloured which wasn't helping matters. I gave up and tried to get my eyes to go nocturnal. Not entirely successful as I bumped into the verge on the lane and lost my footing, sliding to the ground and putting my hand into a crop of slimy fungi. Talking of which, apologies for not identifying the following but I just don't have the time at the moment. I will endeavour to do so at a later date. They look lovely though! There were more but the fog over the last couple of days has not been kind to the camera lens......
This one was 5 foot in the air on a beech branch
Some more foggy pictures.....
I think Lizzy will be fine over winter!
Number 10 is looking better for it being milder. He, number 2, Lizzy and their respective mothers, the bright bay gelding and the strange filly from the far left of my banner photo seem to have established quite a stable splinter group now
I would normally be out walking at this time but am waiting for the arrival of a new camera. I hadn't realised how much technology had come on since the manufacture of my 13 year old Fuji and thought it impossible to get something which will have enough zoom power to capture the elusive birds without spending many hundreds of pounds but it seems I was wrong. So £170 later and, wincing as I pressed the relevant payment button, I should soon be the proud owner of my third Fuji. Oooooo - it's just arrived! It may take a few days to charge it and work it out but I'll be interested to know what you think of the results. Right - I can go out now, having sullied the delivery man's computer thing with my kiwi fruity hands; I was just finishing lunch. Here are some other pictures from the weekend:
Mother and foal from another herd
Master of all he surveys
I love this one!
Origami boy (who doesn't feel the cold as you can see) and Snippet inside a fabulous structure someone built of gorse in a sheltered place by a wall last year. It's still standing but is definitely not waterproof!
I rescued this little frog from Trigger's water bucket; it had fallen in and was swimming around the bottom, unable to scale the vertical sides
This looks like a painting I think....
A Dipper on the wall at the bottom of the drive, taken through the car window with my little compact camera. I can't believe you can see it's a bird!
A sweet little female Chaffinch in Chagford. Given the lateness with which they fly off when being approached by cars, I've always thought they must have tinier brains than other birds.
Misty mossy rock
Sorry for the photo overload - it's been a busier few days than I was expecting. Don't forget to let me know if you want to be entered for the draw for the drawing in the last post if you haven't already done so. I'd better see if I can get something done before the return of Origami boy after today's kayaking (not sure about that spelling) and abseiling. Rather him than me. I'll leave you with Snippet at dawn; until next time....