It’s very easy for a whole day to go by here without really doing very much except wander about the countryside, round the lake and along the hedgerows. In a new place there is so much to take in.
But I don’t even have to go out. Opposite us there is a family of rabbits who play in the road in the early morning. They lollop about and play and nibble the grass or whatever it is that rabbits nibble. This morning I was fascinated to watch one of them pull down branches of the beech hedge and eat the young leaves. It was very intent on its delicious breakfast, so I could sketch it quickly.
Rabbit nibbling the young beech shoots at the bottom of the hedge.
It was a good start but somehow the rest of the day just got away from me. … but I did find a rather interesting fossil of some kind. We are on Oxford Clay here, which according to Bucks Earth Heritage webpage “was deposited in a deepening sea around 160 million years ago.” How wonderful…how exactly does a sea deepen?