Thursday, 6 December 2012

and then it snowed

The lupin needs to learn that it's winter! Yesterday morning I drove to Beauly. Up and over the Dirrie More. This is the road that runs between Ullapool and Dingwall.  In Gaelic, Dirrie More means the long ascent. It rises to a height of 277m (909 feet)
It's only a few miles from where we live but the more extreme winter weather can be found here. I pulled off the road and walked towards Loch Droma  - you can see my footsteps through the wing mirror. I stopped again on the return journey home as the sun was setting. The temperature on the car thermometer read -7°c.  It  was good to come home and be cosy.
This morning the snow where we are has turned to rain and it looks pretty grim outside. I think I'll stay indoors and carry on the cosy theme!

11 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Wonderful scenes. I wish I were there, Your pictures are next best.

kristieinbc said...

Such beautiful pictures! And I especially love the picture of the inside of your home. It makes me want to pull up a chair in front of the fire!

ju-north said...

Amazing that the lupin was still flowering! Must be a hardy breed up there! Would love to be amongst the hills

Down by the sea said...

Your pictures are beautiful in the snow.It looks so different between Ullapool and Dingwall than when we saw it in the summer, so magical.
Sarah x

Linda said...

How stunning - and clean!!

That's an amazing lupin. Some seeds got spilled in my Dad's greenhouse this year, and resulted in a crop of indoor lupins - the perfume when we opened the door was overpowering.

frayedattheedge said...

At least it hasn't been that cold here - but it is definitely the sort of weather that makes you want to stay indoors and keep warm!

Rachel said...

Proper snow! They talk about it a lot here, but I haven't seen any since I moved 17 months ago. But I'm told it will come.....

Meantime, I light the woodburner anyway. Cosiness comes first!

Phil said...

mm

christinelaennec said...

I was startled by the lupin too! What beautiful scenes. As usual your photos are stunning, thanks for brining us a little bit into your world.

old_black said...

Lovely to look at; perhaps not so much fun to get through...I'm wondering whether you get confined to the house by snowfalls? Presumably no one clears the snow off the roads around your place.

Lucille said...

It's restful just looking into your sitting room. Have a lovely peaceful Christmas.

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