A Captivating Moment

When I’m out and about in the countryside, there always seems to be something that takes me by surprise. I’ve learned from past experience and now that’s why I always try and remember to take my camera or my phone with me. There’s nothing as annoying as seeing something extra special just before your eyes and not being able to capture the moment forever.

We were out walking by the river Bela on Dallham Tower Estate in Cumbria, when we suddenly saw a pair of ears popping out above the river bank. Who was this hiding down there? Suddenly a pair of young fallow deer appeared, nimbly climbing over the steep banking and happily feeding away and munching on the grass.

We were stopped very quietly in our tracks and lucky to be so near. Rob just happened to have his camera at the ready, so was able to snap a few shots while the deer fed and wandered along by the riverside.

It was one of those captivating and special moments…

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Sunrise Over Dallham

It’s nearing the end of autumn as we head towards December. Although we’ve had some rainy and dull days here and there, I think it’s been a truly glorious autumn. We had a very dry spring, followed by quite a wet summer, which helped the thirsty trees play catch up. With that has followed some stunning tree displays, which have continued on through October and into November.

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There’s been some glorious sunrises too, and Rob and I were recently in Cumbria and took the opportunity to watch the sun come up over the Dallham Estate on a very cold and frosty morning.

 

A simple pleasure, but a priceless one. There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing the breathtaking sight of a brand new day dawning. It gives the sense of empowerment to start afresh and put yesterday’s stresses and worries away and into the past.