Could be the only one we see this year, so make the most of him. I think this is the one I saw in the marsh when I only had my phone so couldn't get any close ups. I spotted him a couple of days ago and got both Jack and Snippet on the lead so as not to scare him. He was fast asleep but woke as we approached:
We saw him the following day by the Long Stone, disturbing his sleep again:
The pony in the background was scratching its bum on the Long Stone....
I love this next one. I think he should have a name. Any suggestions?
Trigger is more and more comfortable with the Madams which makes me very happy as you may remember how worried I was about him being on his own up here the year before last. I would still be happier if he had a home where someone could spend more time with him but I would miss him terribly. Here he is communing with the ladies:
Despite warnings of terrible weather yesterday, it wasn't a bad day at all with extremely unexpected moments of blue and sunshine.
I've been trying to get a decent picture of the violets in the grass for weeks and have failed miserably, with the auto-focus choosing the grass over the flower every time. Yesterday I triumphed....kind of. They're SO tiny:
Last week I posted a photo of this same view in the early morning but before the leaves had started to emerge. Beech leaves at last......just not in our hedge. Never again. It's Guelder Rose and Alder all the way next time we do any hedging. .
I know it's taking me forever to get the cards onto the blog and Etsy to sell but at least I can now say I'm getting somewhere with a local shop in Chagford stocking Snippet. Commercialisation at last! Only ten but, if they sell, she'll have more. I'll be sending all my friends in to express delight and interest, if not sales. The shop is run by a friend too but not one who would have taken them to be kind.....I hope.
Another Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so I'm unlikely to be posting until Tuesday but you never know. Have a great time and thanks all of you for following. I may not say it very often but I appreciate it very, very much. Until next time, they're looking at you........