Creeping fingers of discomfort, spreading slowly across the vista. Daylight illuminating the icy blanket.
Sounds of hope replacing silence. Unseen but known, fluty Robin calls. Blackbird alarm breaks as a predator roams.
Frozen leaf litter rustles, little feet explore the freezer corpses. Windblown morsels for mammalian sustenance.
Silent wings observe the heath. Barn Owl shriek in the distance. A game of chance in the decaying detritus .
Black-shadow patrols the heathland. Cronk call resonates far and wide. Raven; killer bird, lord and master.
High above, the yickering Kestrel. Moving far and wide as harshness recedes. All a daily struggle of life and death...