Saturday, 28 January 2012

A Walk on the Wild Side

There is such beauty in the countryside around us. I have taken a few photographs around the house today which I would like to share with you. I hope you enjoy them. These are the ones that did not get away...

These are a small herd of deer that live in the fields around the house. I have counted as many as sixteen, but more usually eight or nine. They go up into the hills in the summer, but spend the winter grazing at lower levels.

Great flocks of around a hundred geese appear in the fields and stay for a day or two to rest and feed, before setting off on their great journey again.
Here are some more common visitors, though none the less beautiful for that.
And lastly, sunrise up the road at the front of the house (happily in January, it rises at a civilised hour!)


  1. Hi,

    Lovely snapshots!

    Here in Wales we have a variety of wild life. Deer, unfortunately, rarely seen hereabouts but around and about nearby in the heavily wooded areas.

    Bringing a touch of the wild into novels can work a dream in providing atmospheric content. ;)


  2. Beautiful pictures, Susan, and I see from your profile that we share a love of horses!

    I lived most of my life in wild west Wales, and miss it sorely, but memories of endurance riding in the Welsh mountains have been the inspiration for the backgrounds of several of my stories, and whenever I return to visit my family, the inspirational aura of the beautiful wild countryside settles over me once more!

  3. You live in a beautiful place, Susan. I am sure it inspires you.

  4. Thank you everyone for your comments.

  5. Those are gorgeous photos, Susan!

    And to celebrate, I've given you a Sunshine Award. If you pop over to my blog you'll see it there.