Nature’s beauty is at its best in the early morning hours.
This morning on my walk, I saw the following:
- 3 deer
- a kestrel
- a bird of prey which I could not identify!
- all the usual British birds
I love it when the deer burst out of the hedgerow. They then leap and sail their way across the fields, rising and descending like carousel horses; graceful and measured.
There are reasons why I am not completely paleo… If I had to catch my own diner, I would soon starve. Plus I would find it difficult to kill anything so beautiful. And when it comes to the hunter-gatherer’s degree of stamina and agility, my paunch would pretty quickly prove a barrier!
I have always thought that deer got one thing wrong however – the big fluffy white tail. Nature could not have designed a better ‘target’ if it tried!
Autumn is a beautiful time of year though; one of my favourite.
The last of the blackberries are still in the hedgerow and field-mushrooms push their way up through the turf.
Back to the paleo theme however; there is one thing I see on my walks which is DEFINITELY prehistoric…
These strange horse-tail plants. I don’t know what they are called officially, but I believe they are protected as an incredibly ‘ancient’ species. They certainly wouldn’t look out of place with the odd dinosaur roaming past. It’s pleasing to think that I can still see exactly the same thing, unchanged, as our ancestors saw it, though thousands of years have elapsed.
These particular ones border a pretty patch of irises, unfortunately long past their best in October..
Anyway; enough for now. I must get on with my day.
Thank you for reading,