Monday, 21 April 2014

Birds and a spring Aurora

A fantastic day yesterday with lots of wildlife, some earlier than we'd expect. The day started when we heard woodpeckers in the nearby woods. On the loch-side the swallows and red kites flew overhead while the otter played in the water.

As night fell, the skies to the north brightened and the owls hooted to announce the appearance of an aurora.



Photograph of the aurora, seen from the Isle of Skye last night, courtesy of Glendale Skye Auroras.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Birds of spring










The blackbirds appeared to be feeding chicks. 2 Dads weren't happy to share their territory though.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Bees of spring




Our first real day spent in the garden this year and it was good to see how many bees had returned.



Sunday, 30 March 2014

Tobermory today

Discovery in Tobermory 4/11The first cruise ship of the 2014 season in Tobermory.    It seemed like a good reason to have a day out to the Isle of Mull.



Passengers came ashore in the ship's tenders and landed at the pontoons.



Elizabeth G was also in Tobermory.
Elizabeth G, March 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Loch Lomond, 25 March

Lomond boat and treesOur first real outing for 2014,  a 2-day trip to Glasgow via Loch Lomond.

Weather on the way south varied from sleet to hail stones and then rain.  Once we reached Balloch the skies cleared and sun shone.

The cruise boats were out sailing on the loch,  this photograph taken from the car.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

2014

Happy New Year to all our friends and colleagues. We hope 2014 is good to you.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Taking a break

We're taking a break,  a holiday.    Planning and scheduling for 2014.

Our Twitter feed will continue to be updated with latest news,  please follow it for news of when the blog is going to restart in 2014.