Monday, January 15, 2007

new friends

ermine footprints
it is really
an ermine!!

On a sunday in october I saw them for the first time, two of them: they were running round the courtyard, playing! And then later every now and then by the tree or near the car. And when there has been some snow on the ground there small footprints make delightful patterns. Today I came back from my daily walk and ho! there it was all white but the tip of its tail. Just a few meters away. And it went under the car and back to me and on the lawn towards the trees and back again... I went in to fetch my camera and still it was playing. Unfortunately it was very quick, I was hasty and it was rather dim already so the pictures are not very good...