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Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:15

I believe the crowd were slightly 'partisan ' Linda. I couldn't bear to watch it. Was hoping for a repeat of the Rome tournament but it wasn't to be. 

I'm off to my bed too. work tomorrow. Could do with a break to get on outdoors. 

Sleep well if you can Linda  

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:11

West central Scotland Wendy.  

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:09

I had a nice paddle in one of the pools on the way down lily - my little fairy feet were sore and weary  

Couldn't move for frogs and froglets on the ascent. I had to apologise to that big one ( Froggy McFrog Face)  for nearly squashing him flat.  He was very understanding  

Masses of damsel flies and big dragonflies, but they wouldn't stay still long enough to catch a pic. 

Several million midges descended on me back at the car. Had to be quick getting changed! 


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:54

It's hard to believe Liri - isn't it? I honestly can't remember a spell of dry weather that's lasted so long up here. 

Sorry to hear your news Linda. Very frightening for you. He's in the best place though and hopefully all will be well. Quite a few forum members have had a similar scare recently. They also found it good to share 

Panda  - doesn't sound very promising....

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:39

Yes - Nevis has snow on it all year round. Apparently, last year there were more hills carrying snow right through the year than normal - about 70 odd. The winter just kept going. It was still snowing regularly in May even on the more southerly hills. The warmer spell this year has shifted a lot but it's so dry that all the peat bogs are lovely and easy to cross! 

We were easily pleased in the sixties weren't we?  

If ever anyone doubted the quality of our water - I filled my bottle from one of the pools on the way 

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:32

Wendy - a bucket of tap water will be fine after sitting for a couple of days. I can top mine up directly from the tap as we have soft water up here. 

Looking good Esspee. Observing is all part of the job of a pond owner...

Irish Ivy

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:24

Where have you been CG? Not 'seen' you for ages. Hope all is well with you   

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:22

Lovely photos GD - glad you've got your camera. Hope you have loads of enjoyment from it  

I thought Lychnis too Liri - not something I've ever grown though.

Some pix form yesterday's long haul - on the approach to Stob Coir' an Albannaich  - Ben Starav on the right, Glas Bheinn Mhor on the left 

Pano of Starav and the others, as well as the floor of Glen Etive

Scoured rocks and water


Craggy McCrag Face - the north side of the summit with the Glencoe hills in the background


The low'ring clouds coming in

Technically a waterfall !

A few of the residents




Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:50

All done outside now, lots of stuff sorted and grass all tidy.

Need another shower....

Joyce - Stob Dearg is such an iconic image that it looks wonderful at almost time of year doesn't it? I was lucky - it was a day like today when I did the ridge, but I had the shade going up the corrie and a nice breeze up top!   

I'm off to sort some of yesterday's pix for the camera thread. Got some good ones of the deer I startled....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:43

Gorgeous pix fidget. Which honeysuckle is that? 

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