The weather is despicable……..sleet landing on frozen ground…….the place is like a skating rink…….a wet skating rink!
I took the dogs out in Chatsworth Park. It was only just light so not very inspiring. This scaffolding has been up for what seems like years. They are replacing masonry, re-gilding and lots of other things that need doing. Only builders know what needs attention. They make that funny sucking sound before they start building.
On the way back to the van I spotted a group of half a dozen Fallow deer. They are common enough here but damn near impossible to get close to. The shepherd came from the opposite direction on his quad bike and chased them up to me. A few apposite words had the dogs sitting to heel. They require complex and repeated instructions liberally interspersed with a few choice Anglo Saxon profanities. Sit…..Heel. Really doesn’t seem to cut the mustard.
We all stopped still and amazingly the deer settled down only twenty yards away. I only have a few mediocre images. It was far too dark but they are the best I’ve ever got.
This didn’t seem like the rut. That should have been and gone. This is more just play. The one in the foreground was very brave. I’ll take him an apple tomorrow. I only had a banana which didn’t seem to tempt him. I oughtn’t to be surprised it doesn’t look much like a monkey. It doesn’t look anything like any monkey I’ve seen.
Enjoy the last weekend before insanity manifests itself. it must be time to do the Christmas shopping. Can’t face that. I’ll do it later in the week or possibly sometime in January.