Latest posts by Fairygirl

Raised Bed Problem

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 10:32

You can still do that aes - as KT53 describes  

I've mentoned it to Dove and she'll try and get a pic on later to give you an idea.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 10:30

I have to admit that I'm more of a fair weather walker these days, Wonks, and it's surprising how many people I meet that say the same. Had too many walks when the weather sweeps in suddenly, and you don't even get time to get the waterproofs on so your gusset's at your knees in seconds!   

At least the snow/hail is dry, so always better than the rain. You don't need any of those face scrub products if you go up a hill in that 'bracing' weather. You get a good scouring from the windblown snow  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 10:24

It was a real ' lou'ring ' one again Joyce. I love those 

The lower path was icy with frozen snow melt , and I had a laugh just before I saw the goats, when a little group of four were heading up. I don't think they realised that, just because there's a path, it doesn't mean you can't walk on the frosty grass at the side.

I said hello to them, but the hipster chap who was last ( shades on, new looking gaiters, trying to look casual ) said hi, and attempted to stay looking cool...as he stepped on the ice...and promptly did a 'Bambi'....

Just as well I was past him in a second and he couldn't see me trying to keep the laugh under control. I didn't dare look back for ages! Very cruel  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 10:14

Good to see you Wonks - hope things are 'on the up' for you  

Some of that horizontal snow blowing here now too, Liri, but it won't lie. Not going outside if I can help it! Funny how it's not really an issue if you're out on a hill because you're there and already committed, but when you're inside the house it's a different matter! 

...and before anyone else says it, yes -  I often think I should be committed when I'm up a hill on a wild day!

What 'photies' have you got  Liri - I've just done some of mine. A couple of potential  jigsaws amongst them I reckon. 

My mum passed away yesterday.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 10:06

Ekokid - you now have particular memories and they'll stay with you. Every time it snows - it'll bring a lump to your throat, and as time passes, it will bring a smile, as you remember all the lovely things. 

Her legacy to you is your love of gardens and nature. You can hold onto that always.

Big hug to you and all your family  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 09:54

Thanks Johnny - my sister had told me about the rellies. She does the Facebook thing with a couple of them. It seems so strange to think your temps will swing so much from one extreme to another. We don't get that in Scotland! 

Had a good outing yesterday, on a hill I've done before rather than the one I intended. Weather didn't lookpromising en route - snowing and clag down on all the tops,  and I didn't want to risk the other hill in case it didn't clear as forecast - it's a much longer walk with a vertical cleft to negotiate to the summit plateau. It did clear later, but that's the way of it. As they say - the hills will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too  

I revisited Beinn a Chrulaiste, further along the A82 towards Glencoe. Snow was down to around 1,800 feet and I took loads of pix. The initial 'prow' of Stob Beinn a Chrulaiste is a good viewpoint. I took a self timed shot later from it

Hoping the clag at the top would lift to allow summit views. The 30/40mph easterly winds were whipping the surface snow up, but 'The Bookil' across the road was looking good as a window of blue sky briefly opened up

The last 200 feet were accompanied by the scouring horizontal snow, but the summit was now clear enough to see north to The Mamores - also starting to appear from under the heavy sky

Sky was still snow laden though 

View (west) towards the Kinlochleven Corbett, Mam na Gualainn. I was on the other one a few weeks ago in brilliant sunshine - and no snow!

Looking down between the two Bookils to the 2 Munros on the western side of Glen Etive

The Big Bookil  (and all the other hills) now in all their glory as the sky cleared

Looking the other way - zoomed shot of Sgurr Eilde Mor in The Mamores, where I was in October

Just when I was thinking that it feels like a mountain goat sometimes on the descents - these were hiding round the corner on the lower slopes....

Hope you enjoyed a bit of walking with me in the snow  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 09:07

There was quite a bit more than a 'dicht' Joyce - I was trying to be funny! Up to my little bits and bobs in places....when I picked the wrong spot....

It was also quite breezy.....

Doing some photos just now 

Hope you can manage a bit more to eat today 

Thanks Dove 

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 08:40

Ooh - I forgot. Dove - there's someone building sleeper raised beds. I said you might be able to advise and maybe some pics too?  

Unless you're busy doing this of course.....


Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 08:36

Are you building a snowman today Dove? 

Pat - the other side of the coin with the heat and fires 

Do you think doc will be getting breakfast in bed today.....perhaps that's a bridge too far....

Keep it up Clari - you'll soon get big changes now  

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 07:42

If you pull up any bits reaching out to the lawn, before they get a hold - that's the easiest way, Peanuts 

With ivy anywhere in the garden, if you give it a bit of maintenance now and again, it doesn't get too big for it's boots. Once it gets it's own way - that's a different story  

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