Beau and Peep were bathed in the light of a gorgeous summer's morning on Saturday. It was 5am and with camera in hand, I padded out upon our lawn in my bare feet. They have been out there for a long time now. The mother - Beau arrived from Nottingham in October 2011 and the lamb, Peep arrived at Christmastime in the same year.
They have been no trouble and have often given momentary delight to visitors and tradespeople alike. "Oh! I thought they were real!" is a remark we have often heard which is something of an insult to Beau and Peep because they are real! I overheard them...
PEEP Mummy? What's a pandemic?
BEAU Shut up and keep eating the grass!
Soon after snapping these pictures, the sun arched higher and the shadows of houses and trees swept across the lawn till Beau and Peep were no longer bathed in that lucid morning light. The moment was gone.