All but a few straggler sheep are off the moor for the winter and so, I thought, were the cows. It seems not. A herd have been hanging around here for a couple of weeks now and are omnipresent. It doesn't matter where I try and walk, there they are, some with very new calves, right in our path. Having heard the statistics about the number of people killed by them in the name of protectiveness, I'm walking lot of extra in detours. Sometimes, however, there's no avoiding them but they seem pretty benign. Their coats are unbelievably thick but I can't believe how the calves are going to manage once the weather gets REALLY bad. I found a half eaten carcass of a full grown cow today. I'm sparing you the photograph as there were uneaten bits hanging off here and there. Not long dead then and some of those calves are really tiny. Not my problem but I do worry about them. Here are some pictures of the hairy ladies and their offspring.
This is the very situation that should be avoided!
And now for the horticultural delights on and in the Renault Megane:
Moss and TWO types of Lichen
It could grow into a tree one day....
I may need to clear some of this out but what's the point?
More moss and perhaps a new, plastic loving lichen evolving there on the left?
Really quite attractive moss. Can you see the sauna situation inside there?
Sorry - terrible picture - but this is the plant emerging from the rear carpet. I just couldn't get it to focus on its beautiful foliage.....grrrr
More lichen......at least the air is clean around the filthy car
And finally grass, which appears to have been mown since the last time I looked at it, by what, I cannot imagine.
A few more pictures from the last couple of days. Snippet is rather camera shy at the moment and is setting a VERY bad example regarding coming when called.....
Before I go, I seem to have many 'links' appearing at the end of each post, under the comments box. I've noticed something about a threadcatcher on other people's blogs too. Does anyone know how they get there? Every time I try to get rid of them, I get an error page. The list seems to be growing too. Well, until next time, have a lovely weekend and here are the two dogs on the move....being watched....