Last Saturday my little girl and I went to meet some friends and have a stroll to Pen Ponds. It was one of those glorious early spring days and the sun was shining. So meeting in the car park was a little tricky, it took us both a while to find parking spaces!
But it was worth it. A small herd of young male deer had been grazing nearby and were on the move to pastures new. They walked right across the path in front of us. I wish I had borrowed my husband's camera with telescopic lens, but I am quite pleased with the photos I managed to get from my little camera.
Once the deer had gone we walked onto the ponds, were we stopped to feed the ducks, and then the children ran into the woods, and made some alterations to a den. They had such a great time.
It was a wonderful two hours, full of beauty and laughter.
|A grazing deer|
|Bread for the ducks, gingerbread men for the children|
and a cake for my friend
|The banana loaf, the recipe is on A Trifle Rushed, here|
|I hope the ducks are hungry|
|And I know the children will eat these all up|
|A note about the deer|
|I'm always amazed that people let their children walk|
so close to the deer
|Lots of people had their cameras|
|Deer on the path!|
|Heading to the woods|
|This is my park!|
|A quick fight|
|They are noble|
|And eat a great deal!|
|Joining the herd|
|Great fun for small children|
|The children moved an awful lot of wood|
to complete the den
|Walking past the pond|
|And if you zoom into the tree top, some parakeets!|