Thursday, 15 December 2016
Another walk on the wild side.....
Once a week I join my daughter as she takes the dogs on their mid morning walk.
At this time of year when the vegetation has either been cut down or naturally died down we like to walk right round the lake in a nearby nature reserve.
That way we get a better chance of seeing the over wintering inhabitants.
In a previous post I had you counting the number of Cormorants who had arrived for the winter.
This time we disturbed a lonely 'Little Egret' as we walked past where he was sitting. Usually there are three or four of them but this is the first we have seen.
For some reason the Heron was perched up in a tree...centre of photo.
Then we saw why...there was another Heron sitting in his usual spot on the bank, ...or perhaps this one is the new comer?
We rounded the corner where the path runs alongside the River Freshney.
One of the dogs just loves water and tends to jump in and out of the river.
This time she jumped out with this rather large Crab in her mouth!!!
Dead one and rather smelly..goodness knows where it had come from. A Crab who lives in sea water would not normally be found in a freshwater river.
Perhaps a Seagull had grabbed it and found it too heavy to carry...or it was someones dinner that they decided to toss.
Who knows....it gave us a good laugh anyway.
The dog wanted to carry it home, which my daughter was not too keen on, so we reluctantly left it behind!
Thought I would share with you what I have done to my cupboard door.
Didn't tell Husband , it took him three days to notice....
The hole in the middle of the door is for the cat...this is the cupboard under the stairs where she hides when there is any loud noise or fireworks.
It is her safe place (the door is normally shut)
So it just remains for me to say Christmas Blessings to all my lovely readers
......share this calligraphy message that my Father made in 1961 and has been put up at Christmas every years since, I have been it's keeper since 1994