Another cold and frosty morning on the mountain and ignoring the dishes, the sweeping and the piles of laundry we headed off for a walk.
Pass the ruined cottage and it's resident sheep.
Taking a closer look at the grass and bracken, coated in frost.
Then having a quick game of 'throw the ball' with Murphy.
These two are firm friends!
When suddenly a small herd of deer appear on the hillside. They didn't stay long, one noisy toddler and an excited doggie made them wary. They called out their warning call, which is a bit like a high pitched shriek, a couple of times then vanished into the thick forest behind them. The photo is magnified a lot, they were quite far away but it was thrilling to see them as it always is. There's a good photo and some information on sika deer here.
|Cervus nippon- Sika deer|
Home again, past the sheep, having their morning gossip. Into the house and the warmth and the waiting breakfast things, looking forward to our next trip out.