I seem to have wondered off a bit over the past couple of weeks! I had an email this morning from a friend asking if I was ok? Sorry Brenda. Yes, I'm fine, but sometimes it's difficult to think of anything that may be of interest to anyone worth 'blogging' about! I feel a little bit bad because I see I've now got thirty six 'followers! Amazing, and I apologise to them too as there hasn't been very much to follow on here just lately.
But, I've decided to put a series of pictures on here of a recent walk and some everyday sort of things
like this tea cosy I'm knitting!
Riveting stuff. Here it is in close up. Wait until it's finished and I've made the pompom to go on the top!
But back to the walk. I didn't take my knitting. The weather was beautiful and cold and sunny
boggy puddles froze over which made walking less messy!
We look out over this distant mountain in the background from the house
Up here is a million miles away. Big sky with big wintry views
There are signs of civilisation. Deer fences long since fallen into disrepair
and the deer, a good way off, keeping a look out. They melt into the distance long before we get near.
This was taken a couple of years ago, in the Spring - just to show that I do occasionally manage to capture a deer on camera! She was very curious and seemed as if she wanted to chat. I think deer numbers have been down over the last couple of winters. I can't back that up with facts, just we haven't seen as many. Last winter was cold and prolonged as was the winter before. The deer have a tough time when the ground is under snow for weeks at a time.
On we plod, Niels always way out in front. I'm busy fiddling with the camera, messing up my settings and getting cold fingers
We start coming back down to earth. The sun is setting
Just in time we arrive back at the lochside as the sun sets
And, in case you're bored with just walks, here are some grape hyacinths. I bought them from a very well known supermarket. I was amazed to hear they recorded profits down over the Christmas period. I can't understand it. Me alone must help boost their economy considerably! Anyway these grape hyacinths came in a very pretty wooden box.
The milk jug is still not dripping. I've replaced the milk with water and some daffodils and hyacinths (not shown as they should have been thrown out three days ago!)
And, finally. I love this. I bought it in an talla solais before Christmas as a present for me. It's one of those things that's so simple you think 'I could have done that!' - only didn't!