Birth..... no matter what creature, feathered or furred, I get so excited by a brand spanking new arrival. How lucky am I, to be able to get up so close and watch their antics, their sweet shyness and mums protectiveness.
So when my neighbour called up with the news of the birth of a Highland calf.... I was there like a shot clambering over that fence with camera in hand.
Knowing how long their horns are I made sure the zoom lens was on my camera so I could gauge the mood of the paddock from a distance. When you have this staring down at you, it can be a bit intimidating.
It's ok, it's ok ....... I soothingly repeated, more for my own peace of mind. Highland cattle tend to be very friendly and curious creatures but with a calf around you just never know.
I had to have a little laugh when I found out that the mum is called Beth. I won't say any more on that one!
Yes.....got the shot! Milky mouth.....looking straight at the camera.....now she just has to smile.
It's moments like this, that living in the country is a mighty special place to be. I never get tired of the wonder of what is around me. Nature, animals and special new neighbour.
I think this one is called Butterscotch. Don't you just love the beautiful colouring.....
Anyway that was my walk today....what did you see in your neck of the woods?