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Camera Corner

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 15:42

Think the tech team are working on glitches etc so that posting pix will be easier - so many people use a phone rather than a camera and it must be annoying when they can't get their photos on here. 

I've taken quite a few 'tumbling burn' pix this year - nothing quite like them. The clarity of the water is hard to explain - quite stunning 




Posted: 11/12/2015 at 15:35

What makes it unusual for Lomond to ice over is the size of it, and the fact that it's so far south in terms of lochs. That was a particularly fierce winter in terms of snow and temps.  A frozen loch is a delight though. I took this about 5 or 6 years ago -looking south at Loch Callater, just north of Glenshee. The hill at the far end is the Munro, Tolmount, and the Lochnagar hills are all just out of view on the left.


Dove -  re paint - is OH doing you a nice pic for Christmas, or is he doing a ceiling?   

Hosta - uncle - 

BL - you'd be as well moving here! 

What they really mean

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:50

It's like 'estate agent' speak B3  -'rarely available on the open market ' is a favourite round here 

Special Edition CD - lots of our old c** rehashed, and put in one box at an inflated price 

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:47

Glad you're ok and posting some lovely pics little-ann 

I was a bit worried the pic of the burn ( or should that be beck?) was in your garden....

Seriously though - what hellish problems flooding causes  

It was wonderful seeing so many positive people on the news this morning telling us 'Cumbria is open for business'. I've spent many happy weeks in the Lake District and hope to go back next year at some point.  I hope local businesses don't suffer too much - so many of them rely on this time of year for a lot of their annual income. You're a tough bunch of people though little-ann - you'll all bounce back, and your beautiful landscape will be returned to normal 

Talkback: How to prevent Christmas tree needle drop

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:34

I really don't think there's an issue with the old style fir tree. Keep it outside when you buy it, cut a few inches off the bottom and put it in a bucket of water. Bring it in about a week before Christmas - don't expect it to look good for four or five weeks - make sure it has plenty of water throughout it's time indoors. Keep it away from radiators or any other obvious major heat sources. No problems 

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:27

They are just gorgeous fidget 

Think most of us will be very jealous! 


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:24

steephill - you're right - they were introduced back in the twenties by the landowner. It's a wonder there are any left because they must all be inbreeding like mad!  I've heard that they reckon some of them have made a bid for freedom by swimming to the shore but I've never seen any on my travels! 

I must ask my BIL about the bears - he's from Balloch. Great story! 

Pretty cold today - 2 degrees when I went to work and more sleet and hail, though not the thunder and torrential hail and sleet we had last night. Winter draw(er)s on 

Grass Paths

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:01

I'd echo Tetley about the smaller gravels being too small. Bigger will be more practical.

If you have the budget, a paved path matching the wall would be ideal but needs to be properly laid to look right. 


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 07:52

Morning/afties all. Lovely pix Pat. Do they stay in the pouch till they're simply too big or does mum chuck them out out when they start having their friends round and wanting tvs and stuff?    Not sure how many people know that there are wallabies on one of the islands on Loch Lomond. They're quite famous. Can't remember how they got there. It'll have been a private 'collection' let loose or something.

Glad you had a lovely day Lesley. No cooking's even better 

chicky - bet you're excited - and very happy of course 

Looking forward to your pix fidget. 

I find most of the dinks on my car are at trolley height. You're right about car doors though. Mine were trained at a very early age about how they opened them. Not surprised to hear about the parents who won't take responsibility - they won't take it for anything their precious cherubs do these days 


Posted: 10/12/2015 at 08:11

I saw that LP - brilliant wasn't it? I wasn't entirely sure it was returned to the river though...perhaps someone's oven....

Jo - that's dedication 

It was tricky Pat. I don't know the lady and kept looking to see if there was movement from the chair.  Fortunately there was. She must have just fallen asleep.

Off to work now so have a good day everyone. Stay warm and dry if possible 

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