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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 18:12

Great photos again,  Johnny - I can't make up my mind about the deer. He's either very determined or very stupid!  

Are anglers bonkers do you think? 

I like a minimalist, snowy landscape too  Iamweedy - they make great photos. This was last February on a litle Corbett in Glen Fruin, near Loch Lomond. It was a great day   

Were you holidaying in Iceland? 

We've had very little snow this winter on the hills. It arrives and then turns weirdly mild and disappears again  

I remember doing the Black Mount hills (just south of Glencoe) in April some years ago, and the final section of Stob Ghabhar has a line of old fence posts which only had the tops showing, so we were walking on those  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 17:58

Evenin' all. Is it too late for lunch now? 

Looking good Hosta. Loads of space for new 'stuff'. 

Are you putting another pine in then - or some other choice subjects instead ?

Bit chilly still - it got to about three degrees in the wintery sun after the minus four frost this morning, but cloudy through the afternoon with a sharp breeze and still only three when I came in about five pm. Was outside doing diy things to the back gate which didn't get finished last autumn. Drill/driver is useless. 

Snow forecast for the hills tomorrow, and we may get some here. We've only had a couple of small spells of snow this winter, but there's still plenty of time for more. I noticed a couple of my reticulata Irises are blooming. Wasn't expecting much of them as that's their third year, so that's quite nice. The snowdrops are starting to look 'snowdroppy' too    

Leftover roast chicken for dinner - yumm 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 07:57

Monring all/afties Pat if you're there....

Sharp frost here. Would have been great weather for walking yesterday and today, and it's not great for the weekend now with heavy snow and fog and such...

Will need to research a bit for the best option. All part of the fun 

Some a**e kicking will keep you warm Clari....

chicky - that's why I don't bother with plants like Penstemons. Too 'borderline',  and therefore too much effort for  me  

I'll have a quick look round before the salt mine beckons. It's Friday though....hurrah!

Stay cosy folks. Catch you all later 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 20:18

It was taken in early September 2015, aym - up north where I holidayed as a child. I took my two girls there for a visit. Oldest daughter is the one on the right in the pic with me.  It was the only decent spell of weather we got all summer!  

Can't beat a bit of stone skimming - even when the loch's frozen... 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 20:05

Jeez fidget....

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 19:25

Good luck with that tomorrow DD. 

Have you 'forgotten' that it's Unforgotten.... 

Damned good though isn't it? 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 18:51

Nowt wrong with a shingle beach....

Lovely pix GD - that big sky again  

Could be a summer's day if it wasn't for the jackets. Although - it could still be a summer's day really 

We had a degree or two of frost this morning, which came in with the daylight, and we caught the clear sky and sunrise  ( just ) when we got to work

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 18:12

Evenin' all.

Hosta - result! 

Glad your driver was cheerier and more obliging than the miserable git that delivered my gravel last year. I doubt he'd have moved anything if I'd asked him  

Looking forward to some pix then.  I like a 'fissured fern'...couldn't eat a whole one....

We had frost this morning, and more due tonight as it was only just the right side of zero when I came in at 5pm. Nothing major though, minus one or so. Bit of scraping required, but we arrived at work in time to see the sun coming up over the fields. Fairylet took a pic with her phone. We just missed the sun being at it's reddest unfortunately, but it was pretty.


Good luck with that Liri - you're a glutton for punishment!

Talking of gluttony - roast beast in the oven for dinner. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 08:04

It was the windchill yesterday that was the issue here Dove. The mercury said 6 or summat when I was coming home, but it was a good four or five degrees colder with it. At least there was no rain with it! 

No dozing now - you have a busy day ahead 

I'll get me coat...literally  

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 07:56

Terrific photos Johnny   

They must  be well used to people feeding them, but the cold weather will make them bolder too I suppose, when food is in shorter supply.

Very jealous of your eagle. It's the one thing I'm hoping for when I'm on the hills. If I can keep going, I migth see one in the flesh eventually 

It's a good idea to soak the mealworms in warm water for a while first, aym. Makes them easier to eat.

For the small birds I mean ...not humans....

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