Sunday, 18 January 2009

Deer, Deer

We were lucky today in as much as the stormy winds of last night had calmed down to just blustery and we've had a lovely sunny day. Not to miss out on a chance of some fresh air and some sunshine DH and I took ourselves to Belton House, a National Trust property on our doorstep which is closed at the moment but which allows public access through its parkland.
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We weren't the only people out taking the air. Not long after arriving we bumped into our very good friends who asked us if we'd seen the deer yet? Well we hadn't because we were busy looking at the trees for photo potential but we abandoned that and walked along the side of the golf course which adjoins the park. Sure enough we soon found a host of deer, completely unfazed by the gaggles of people walking close to them and the children running and shrieking about!
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These are just a few of the deer we could see. I would think there are at least 200+ and as you can see they have fine antlers.
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You can see this fellow (I think it's a fellow) is quite disdainful of our presence.
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This was only about half past two in the afternoon but you can see how long the shadows are.
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I'm sure this shadow from the fencing has potential in a design.

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2 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Your photo's remind me of going to Richmond Park in London as a child to feed the deer. Lovely memories!

Gina said...

The deer look so magnificent.