We went to the chalk pit this week. It's so cool and restful on a hot sunny morning.
A mysterious stairway leads us onto a different path.
And a surprise waited on silent haunches. A rabbit carved from a living stump.
Manchee found something so fascinating and I moved closer to find....
little animals carved from living wood - a chipmunk
and a mouse :D
Further along our walk we found this gorgeous fox pulled directly from the stump of a felled tree. Manchee was not happy at all, as you can see from his low and wary posture. He barked at the poor fox and even ran at it in an aggressive way. Was he protecting me or himself? He has protected me from strangers, so I'll let you decide :D
Up close, it was a very beautiful sculpture and I loved it :D
Our walk was a treasure and all the more delightful because of the surprises along the way :D