As you may be aware, I have a particular fondness for wild goats. The wild goats of the Oa are a highlight of any Islay visit and you may remember that I produced a design last year in honour of a famous local herd – the Goats of Inversnaid
We have recently been doing a lot of walking around Loch Arklet and Stronachlachar for one of Tom’s projects (of which more another time) and on today’s walk we happily happened across the Inversnaid goats.
I thought you might like to see some goaty photographs.
The wee kids were quite co-operative in posing . . .
But the adults are spectacularly characterful.
Before you ask, yes, Bruce was with us too and no, he did not bother the goats. Certainly there was no need for him to get any closer to give them a sniff, as their goaty funk was strong, even at a distance!
It really is a lovely time of year to be out walking. As well as the goats, today I saw wild primroses and wood anemones, and the first swallows circling above the fields near the river Endrick. The air is still chill here in Scotland, but there are many signs of Spring!
Hope you are enjoying the change of season too.