Woke up to a light covering of snow before it got heavier; we still took our hour's walk on the adjacent parkland so grabbed a few photos with Mike's new iPhone12 ! Nothing is edited.
Taken from our balcony
then it was off for our walk .............
the building in the background is one of the 3 Lighthouse Labs in UK where they test the Covid swabs
for some reason struggling to upload some photos so I'll try one by one ............. bear with me !! more woodland pics to come ......
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Lot to learn
Thanks ladies, we're trying to get out on a daily walk as we are really lucky to have this scenery right outside our door; we are also lucky to have probably one of the very few open cafe's which is allowed as it is part of an office block and open Mon-Fri. We can sit in an atrium style area very socially spaced, order before we arrive so we can go straight to pick up and enjoy a coffee, bacon or sausage ciabatta or baked potato or sandwich ! limited menu but a real bonus to have ten minutes walk from front door. Here's a pic of the airy open area where we feel really safe as most office workers are on furlough; all wearing face masks when not seated which is reassuring and plenty of antibacterial wipes on each table and sanitising gel around.
They even have two lambs LOL
Mike is doing really well now thanks, he will have ultrasound scans every three months and he's putting on a bit of weight at last thank goodness. He's eating proper meals now without me having to blitz everything !
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
Very, very nice photos and video.
Here, we can't match the beauty, but pehaps make up for it in quantity (this year, at least).
Here, the north side of the house. One night's snowfall (and we've had several such nights). This is a sheltered area between us and our neighbour's 1905 greenhouse, and a favourite autumn route for foxes. The only thing under the snow on the chair is... snow:
Big blue skies up at over 1000m:
(In badger and wolf country) where the wind does beautiful things to snow:
And even more beautiful things, we think:
And a particular favourite of ours:
It's quiet up there, especially if the sun's in, but there are always ravens for company, and super little group of Red Crossbills have stuck it out, come rain of shine.
Speaking of which, rainy now, which does no good to our plans to go lynx tracking.
But it means that a friend of ours who has been trying to attract ermine to his farm has an easier time picking them out against the green.
Best regards -
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