Wednesday, 17 January 2018

A little chilly here today!

For those of you in the sweaty southern hemisphere, here is a little something to cool you down.
Later this morning, Ted's first frolic in the snow.  It's not that deep but enough to perplex him, and then enjoy!
 Big feet heading off into the water!  A swan I assume!  We have four who come and go.
 And the curlew, who take flight the moment the dogs appear on the grass! 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Just a suggestion

Here's an option for a cold windy Monday afternoon - if you are short of something to do!
 Edinburgh Castle in the background
Personally, I was quite happy to keep walking and leave them to it!  

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Ahhhh..... at last!

7 January 2018 and, at last, some sunshine and powder blue skies.  What a blessed relief.  I have just had a wonderful, gentle stroll with the dogs around the north east edge of the 9 hole golf course, which is adjacent to our cottage, and it was bliss.  No wind.  Gentle warmth on my back from the sun, and hazy views across the Firth of Forth to some snowy peaks on the other side in the Kingdom of Fife.  
Crispy crunchy underfoot from last night's freezing temperatures, which had formed spectacular ice patterns in a little stream.  
Altogether a lovely little interlude, and it did my soul good.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year!

As 2017 fizzles away, I found something in the garden today which holds the promise of good and lovely things for 2018.  The first flowers on my witch hazel tree!  

Happy New Year everyone, from the running wave!