Sunday, 14 February 2010

Vision of death, vision of new life

Walking in Larkey Valley Wood, I saw a fox crossing my path, stop and wait. Waited long enough for a few photos, then turned and loped off.
Only when I developed the pictures did I see a rabbit, motionless for the few seconds that stood between us, the same position in all of the shots.
A little like the strategies in Watership Down - playing off enemies against each other. The hombre would not chase it, because of the presence of man.
Lydden still holds deep snow, explaining why travel on Wednesday and Thursday was so difficult. The views were more like theDales than East Kent.
Sheep feed on whatever the farmers have left in barns as this surprising winter drags on. But what is this we see?


8 comments:

Adam said...

Can't believe we're in the same county - grey and msit, no snow in Maidstone the last 2 days! Great shot of the fox - the bunny must have been pleased with your timming!

Adam

abbey meadows said...

A lot of snow down there. Very little left up here. Lovely photos.

Greenfingers said...

The fox-and-rabbit picture is brilliant, capturing one of life's dramas...

Greenie said...

Steve ,
I agree totally with Greenfingers , brilliant is the only word for the Fox/Rabbit shot .
I never realised that you were so modest to say that you only spotted the Rabbit when you got home !

Kingsdowner said...

Adam, we've got our own little ecosystem down here - rarely get it when you do, but every 20 years or so we really get it.

Thank you all for your kind comments.
And thank you very much for your comment Greenie.

Warren Baker said...

I didn't see the rabbit Steve! Doh!!

flandrumhill said...

That rabbit was so perfectly camouflaged. No wonder you didn't see him. Snuggled in his bed at night, I'm sure he said a prayer in thanks for crossing paths with you.

Mary said...

What a great shot...I didn't see the rabbit until you mentioned it! Lucky rabbit saved for the moment. That lamb is adorable.