Footprints in the snow

Jan 15th, 2016

Footprints in the snow

We woke this morning to a beautiful day, with clear skies, sub-zero temperature and a good sprinkling of snow.

Snowfalls are one of the ways you get to appreciate what a rich environment we live in as the tracks of wildlife were everywhere. Obviously a lot of them were down to the cats, but when R and I were out for our 7:30am walk in the pristine snowscape, we came across tracks near our gates of badgers and at least two deer (I’m no Aragon but one was a big deer and one a small one). Other tracks I saw later as we cleared the driveway (Oban Express couldn’t get their van up the drive) were probably a pine marten.

It all makes you think that if we can see this in the depth of winter, what would it be like if the tracks were visible in summer…

Talking about the depths of winter – when I was out taking a photo of the snow, I noticed the first shoots of the grape hyacinths which grow over our patio in spring pushing through.

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