Throwback Thursday

A Red Deer hind and her calf

Throwback Thursday: Red Deer hind and her calf

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a follow-up to last week’s post, a Red Deer stag with his harem.

This photo was taken later in the afternoon after I had spent time working my way closer to the herd.

This is a Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) hind (female) with her calf. A Red Deer fawn is known as a calf.

They were part of a stags harem but I was able to isolate them after working my way closer.

Throwback Thursday

Red Deer

Throwback Thursday: 7th October 2021

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) stag with his harem photographed in October 1995. There’s a couple of young males partially hidden in the long grass in the background.

One of the largest species of deer, males are called a stag or hart while females are called a hind. During the mating season, known as the rut, large, dominant stags hold groups of hinds called harems.

Taken at Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, England, the deer park is part of the Peak District National Park.

Square Months

Trees #30

July Squares: Trees #30

Autumn colour below Shining Tor on the edge of the Peak District National Park, England.

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

Weekly Prompts

Dry Stone Fences

Or rather some dry stone walls and and a barbed wire fence.

The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Fences.

In some parts of Britain field or property boundaries can be hedges or dry stone walls. This photo taken in the Peak District close to the Cheshire/Derbyshire border. It’s an area between Wildboarclough and Bottom-of-the-Oven. There’s two place names that are hard to forget. A lot of the field boundaries in the area are dry stone walls.

So called because they’re walls of stacked stone put together dry, in other words without mortar. Some of the dry stone walls in Britain are centuries old.

Peak District dry stone walls.

One Word Sunday


The new One Word Sunday theme is Contrast.

Now I normally try and avoid using more than a few words in a One Word Sunday post but this week is different. I picked this photo because of the contrast between the light on the farm and the shadows on the surrounding land. But that’s not the reason for all these words on One Word Sunday.

The reason is because of where the photo was taken. It’s a section of the Peak District on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border close to an area known as Bottom-of-the-Oven. Which is such an unusual place name that I suspect it will be stuck in my brain forever.

Light on a hillside farm.