One frosty morning this week the sun was just beginning to rise over the hill in our valley. All was quiet upstairs but outside everything was stirring. As I focused on the trail into the woods, a deer suddenly came into view. And then it leapt across the field. A pheasant purposefully sauntered across the crispy field in its trail. But was this to be his last walk on a cold February morning? A fox was heading right for him.
Then the light began to shimmer across the valley. But the flowers in our garden were still waiting for the sun to melt the heavy burden of frost across their shoulders. Everywhere the tiny particles of ice created patterns in nature. The fox passed the pheasant without a pause or a second glance.
Then the sun reached the house and began chasing away the frost from the garden. Now it was time to make sure Luce and Theo had finished breakfast and were ready for me to take them to school.
21 thoughts on “One frosty morning”
What a truly spectacular view and outlook to wake up to, and it must be so wonderful to see all of that wildlife. Beautifully captured x
It’s why I love the valley we live in here in West Sussex!
beautiful shots Kriss, love the morning light. what wonderful surroundings to wake up to. xx
Thank you Katie – it’s definitely worth it getting up early here!
You’ve got some amazing shots there! Well done keeping the camera steady and capturing them! I would have been too excited. I would probably also panic and warn the pheasant: He’s BEHIND YOU! So beautiful.
Thank you Katie – I was so surprised when the fox just walked casually past the pheasant.
wow!!! look at the nature show you get right outside your door. amazing! Will saw a fox out the window of our new home once but i haven’t seen one yet. so beautiful Kriss
I do feel sometimes like I’m in the middle of a nature reserve!
Lucky, lucky pheasant! I do love a crisp frosty morning and these photos are beautiful (as always) Chris!
Thanks so much for joining in again – lovely lovely LOVELY x
What a morning to be out with your camera — I just love your photos of the pheasant and deer amongst the frosty grass. Beautiful!
What fabulous pictures Kriss, absolutely stunning. We had frost in the week too (but it’s not the same in our back garden) and our daffs drooped just like that and I thought it was the end of them but they’ve sprung back up again thankfully.
That’s obviously not a hungry fox! What a wonderful scene to wake up to and how lovely that it all lasted long enough to capture it on film ( well, digitally of course).
I can’t believe it, I guessed right on your Sunday photo! I just had an incling they were going to ignore one another! Beautiful photos and what a heavy frost it was, I bet you had numb fingers hanging onto the camera! #AnimalTales
What gorgeous frosty scenes perfectly captured. I can’t believed the fox ignored the pheasant, he must have had his fill already!
Oh Kris, your photos always make me sigh. Great captures as always. Just wondering have you ever posted any tips on photography? Would love to know some of your secrets 😉
Thank you Dean! Sorry no haven’t done any photo tips – maybe some day 🙂
This is absolutely beautiful, how wonderful to observe this wild space and see the wildlife pottering about. The fox must have had other concerns fortunately for the pheasant.
Those are breathtakingly lovely shots. #animaltales
Stunning photos both for #AnimalTales and #HDYGG. My deer shot are only ever dots on the horizon! And lke others said I think that Mr Fox was not hungry and that was a lucky pheasant.
what wonderful scenery you have on your doorstep and it must be lovely to see the wildlife up so close.
I just love the wildlife dramas that unfold through your window 🙂
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