Monday 29 January 2018

Silver Linings!

Good morning all.

The upside of the patio work being done is that the birdhouse and all the potted plants had to be moved out of the way...they ended up on the small patio next to the back porch. So now they are only a few feet from the window, great for getting close up shots with my long lens. 

Friday 26 January 2018

Snow Joke!

Good morning all.

So most of Scotland has been blasted with snow recently with our neighbours in the Scottish Borders having several inches....we on the other hand had several flakes!

Much to my disgust!

Thursday 25 January 2018

Throwback Thursday - Vienna

Good morning all.

I love the warm sunshine but my next favourite weather condition is sunshine with a real hard frost...there was plenty of that in Vienna in December 2016 when I went with my two youngest to visit the Christmas Markets.

Monday 22 January 2018

Patio Progress

Good morning all.

I was eagerly awaiting our first snowfall last dusk we hadn't had anything more than a few flurries, by 5.30pm the garden was white and we hadn't even seen it snowing!
Sadly by Wednesday morning it had gone again :(

Thursday 18 January 2018

Throwback Thursday - Lanzarote

Good morning all.

To brighten the blog up over the dark winter weeks ahead I have decided to document some of my past travels. Hopefully seeing some sunshine pictures will cheer us all up!

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Monday 15 January 2018

January Garden

Good morning all.

I took a jaunt around the garden with the macro lens a few days ago to see what, if anything, I could find!

Friday 12 January 2018

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Feathered Friends

Good morning all.

I'm enjoying seeing all the birds eating at the feeders which Hubby keeps topped up daily...we have four or five and they are all emptied at least once a day. The yellow hammers returned on Saturday but we still haven't seen any goldfinches yet this winter, there are plenty of tits, chaffinches, robins and spuggies along with the bigger blackbirds and pigeons. We also have a sparrow hawk nearby which makes the smaller birds rather jumpy so I have to be quick with the camera.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside!

Good morning all.

Gary and I took a jaunt down to the local lighthouse last week to test out some filters I'd bought him for Christmas...well I tested out the filters, he road tested his new lens.

Monday 8 January 2018

#1day12pics January

Good morning all.

Saturday was the first one of the month so it was time for 1 day 12 pictures again.

Saturday 6 January 2018

December Skies

Good morning all.

There were lots of opportunities here to get great pictures of the sky in December...several days on the trot of pretty sunsets, the Northern Lights, and two super moons.

Friday 5 January 2018

Twelfth Night

Good morning all.

As today marks the Twelfth Night and all my decorations will be taken down and put away for the season I thought I'd share a few pictures here to brighten up the day.

Thursday 4 January 2018

Boxing Day Constitutional

Good morning all.

After a very wet and miserable Christmas Day, Boxing Day dawned fresh, sunny and dry...cue a nice long walk with the dog. Sadly the first thing we encountered was a dead deer in the garden. I had seen it on Christmas afternoon but as it was so wet I didn't chase out after it with my camera. It must have taken shelter in a nearby shrubbery and we found it not 10 paces from where I had seen it on Christmas day. There didn't appear to be anything obviously wrong with it, although I thought it was limping on Christmas day....survival of the fittest I suppose.

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Happy New Year

Good morning all.

Wishing you a belated Happy New Year and hope you've all enjoyed the festivities however you celebrate.

Apologies for my absence and the lack of photos in the last problems and Christmas preparations got in the way of my photography sadly. Thankfully the computer is now behaving itself and Santa brought me a new Surface Pro for blogging away from home.