This past Saturday morning was so beautiful. It was sunny and the temperature was warming up and the wind was light. The deer have been on the move a lot now that there isn't as much snow on the fields. I looked out the window and saw about 15 of them going across the hill. This is their usual place to roam--all through the fields and woods up here on the ridge.
I went to the mailbox to pick up the newspaper and dressed warmly…. put on my down parka, big gum boots…. and put my camera around my neck. I was going to see if I could get some deer pictures.
I walked up the road a short way and looked in a driveway to see these two deer looking at me. They are part of the group that was walking across the hill. There were more in the trees on the right.
Well, they high-tailed it outta there! I guess my boots crunching on the ice snow along the roadside scared them.
Some more took off across the neighbouring farm field.
Since I was out and the deer had fled I thought I would get some scenic photos.
This is the other side of the hedgerow. It's quite wet here and in spring there is a bit of a brook that flows from here under the road through a culvert and into a brook that goes down the hill. I've seen wild forget-me-nots growing here before.
This is the field across the road from the brook. The brook actually comes out at the other side of the trees on the right.
Another beautiful field and view towards the valley. You can see that the brook crosses this field part way down. I should walk down there in the spring and see what it looks like. I've never done that.
And this is the next field over. An animal has crossed here, perhaps a deer.
The groundhog did not see his shadow here in the Maritimes so we're in for an early spring. Ha! Don't believe that for one second. I heard that we're in for an unseasonably cold February. Oh well. We know that winter weather will continue for the next 2 or 3 months here so I'm not holding my breath for spring weather and flowers shooting up. We just have to take what comes.
Well, that was my trip to the mailbox at the end of our driveway.
I hope you all had a great weekend. Did you get out and enjoy winter's beauty? Did you take any photos? I'll have more to share with you soon.