The start of our lane runs through the middle of several large fields. Used mainly for sheep and occasionally cattle. At this time of year geese move in and graze, and as and from yesterday....
A Whooper Swan dropped in. I wasn't sure at first
He was a long way off. He could have been a thin sheep with long legs
but then he became very swan like and glided up and down on an extra large puddle in the far field. When I got home I 'googled' Whooper Swans; they like wet grasslands which is perfect, as the grass here is wet in the extreme. He may have flown in from Iceland. It must be warm, sunny and dry here by comparison? His puddle is unlikely to dry up within the next few days....
the rain arrives up the loch at regular ten five minute intervals
and pours off the hillsides by the bucketful
It does have a certain beauty, and I'm trying to look on the positive side. The house doesn't leak
which is more than can be said for some of us....!
I passed these two in the lane as I was walking home
It doesn't matter how many cars and people the sheep see, they always fly into panic mode and behave as if they've never quite seen anything like it before!