Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10th - after a moonlit night!

The sky was clear last night and the moonlight made for a chilly one!  I'm not sure it is one of those "predictors" of a cold winter to come, but I saw a stoat - in the summer a glorious chestnut brown with a black tip to his tail, in the winter snowy white in "ermine" - and his coat was already beginning to turn... does that mean cold weather soon, I wonder?

Starstruck stoat!
It's fascinating the was the tail tip always stays white, even when the rest of the fur is white.  Hence, of course, the heraldic colour "ermine": white with black swatches.  Celebrity status to say the least!

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