Thanks again to Sue for sharing one of her photographs.
You can check out her Photo Prompt challenge here:
Sue’s picture looked familiar so I asked if she’d used it before, then looked through my earlier posts and found one dated December 2016.
The seasons are all over the place making nature confused, habitats waning or being destroyed by Man in the name of progress, and wildlife trying to adapt.
We have foxes and badgers running down our road, the Canada geese seem to be flying in circles overhead this past week, and we have just discovered a new brood of 8 ducklings have hatched in the park.
I know I’m cheating by using it, but what I wrote then still holds today and I thought it fitted the prompts very well.
My previous post:
The amethyst sky pinkened to gold and all sense of time was lost.
Unsure if it was a morning dawn or evening sunset, they plodded on.
The ice cracked beneath their feet, crunching in the eerie silence.
Undeterred, they continued on their way, this pathway an established route to the promise of warmth and shelter.
Food was in short supply, but just occasionally a morsel would be found trapped in the icicles, which also provided water for those with strength enough to drink.
Their body fat reserves depleted, it was unlikely the younger ones would survive.
The seasons had taken their toll, confused climates and conditions had thrown their body clocks out, and now it was probably too late.
Such was the cruelty of Nature and the curse of Man’s greed and destruction.
This small colony of hedgehogs should be hibernating now.