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Posted: 27/12/2015 at 20:40

That's about the height I was today Pat - it's at 847 metres. It was around 2 degrees at the foot and was probably a few degrees below zero on the ascent. Quite mild for the time of year. No real wind which helps a lot!

Our highest hills are called Munros - mountains of 3,000 feet and over (915 metres) - named after the man who first catalogued them. 283 in total. The next ones down are called Corbetts and they're between 2,500 and 3,000 feet. 

December sprouting?

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 20:19

They'll be fine Ree. Lots of people are having the same issue, but the bulbs will just slow down as it gets colder. The very mild spell of weather has led to a few odd happenings! Unfortunately there have been many cases of daffodils flowering which just means they won't flower at the usual time. It may be the case for a few other bulbs too.

Just enjoy them whenever they flower!  


Posted: 27/12/2015 at 20:15

Pat - you're quite high up though aren't you? Do you get a lot of mists because of it?

It is quite Turner-y  jo! 

Log burner

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 20:13

Not sure what you mean Frankie7...perhaps you'd like to explain?

Log burner

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 19:35


Posted: 27/12/2015 at 17:35

That's a pity you didn't get out jo. We have a lot of rain forecast for this week so it was probably my best chance. Hate hearing the rescue helicopter. What a wonderful job they do.

I love home made soup... 

Might even have the Christmas pudding which I haven't eaten yet. Think I've done enough exercise to warrant it...

Icicles are twicicle as nicicle....





Thorny prickly fast growing bush

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 17:28

Mine hasn't - so far! It's bounded by pavement and a concrete path,  with grass on the inside, so it'll always get mown. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 17:03

That's a nice idea little-ann 

A few icy shots from today on Ben Donich, up at the Rest and be Thankful, between Arrochar and Inveraray.

The sunny skies didn't last unfortunately. Lots of low cloud and fog as seen here looking across to the Arrochar hills





Think I used the filter (just for blue) on this one. Hard to tell as the rest of the subject matter is so monochrome anyway! 



The little icy lochan just before the last ascent to the scrambly rocks nearer the summit 



Thorny prickly fast growing bush

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 16:55

I used Blackthorn at the front jo - the webs on it are gorgeous too 

Mine are spaced around the same distance as obelixx says.

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 16:52

Glad you enjoyed it Yvie  

It kept me out of mischief for a few hours....

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