the gentle bucolic ramblings of an English rose, blooming in rural Normandy

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A Sunday walk on the wild side.

Today was one of those days when you thank goodness that you had your camera in your pocket.

Strolling with Ben down a favourite path, I had stopped to take some shots of the flooded fields when who should come splashing across them but Bambi, or could it be Rudolph?
He was too far away for me see how red his nose was!

I'll let the pictures tell the story.

As you can see I've been playing with the PicMonkey again, trying out the different effects and editing tools.

It's unusual for the fields to flood this early in the winter, January/February are the months when we're used to seeing scenes like this, but I've never met Bambi in Normandy before!

Linking this post to Mary's Mosaic Monday @ the little red house
Watery Wednesday.

Driving home we were surprised to see this cow ambling along the verge.
Well they do say the grass is always greener..................................
Bon dimanche à toutes et tous.


Sue said...

Oh a lovely sight and just before Christmas. Maybe he's making his way to the north pole. I hear they need a hand at this time of year.

Your fields look a lot like ours at the moment after all the rain.

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Maggie. I feel as if I've been on a Sunday walk with you and Ben...........Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures, Maggie! The deer in the big puddle looks like he is posing for you!


Jenny Short said...

Maggie, How fun! Don't you just love surprises? Great shots and editing. xo Jenny

Lorrie Orr said...

How wonderful that you had your camera with you. The deer leaping through the field is such a lovely sight, so graceful and free.

Mary said...

Those fields really are flooded - look more like rivers!
Wonder if there is a herd of deer that have been displaced due to the flooding, maybe this little guy was separated from his family. Did Ben want to chase it?
Glad you're enjoying'll have fun with it.....and it's great for adding type quickly.

Hugs - Mary

Pondside said...

Deer and cows - now that's an odd pair to encounter on a walk. I would imagine that a cow would be somewhat more common than a deer!

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely photos, and what a delightful experience seeing little Bambi - how lovely to get such a great photo of him! Happy Mosaic Monday!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful shots, I love the effects.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Maggie,

I absolutely love the photo in your header!!! Wow!

This post is so cute. :) Deer are so common in our area, we worry about them running out in front of our cars, especially in the fall which is their mating season. Unfortunately, during that time they're kind of oblivious to everything else around them, if you know what I mean.

I love the last photo of the cow -- such a funny expression on his face. It looks like you and precious Ben had a great outing that day.

I'm glad to see you blogging again, Maggie. I missed you when you took time out to scrapbook. Have a wonderful week.

Denise at Forest Manor

ladyfi said...

Oh, how very delightful!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your photos today tell a delightful story, never leave the house without a camera.

vicki said...

Maggie-- such gorgeous pictures! Your countryside is just stunning scenery! It's good to see your doggie baby feeling so good -- running and playing!! Love the picture of the cow-- I'd have been all about taking that photo!!

I love your beautiful blog header!