Monday, 31 January 2011


Yesterday afternoon was dry and bright, just right for a walk from my cottage and down to the beach. I hope you enjoy coming along with me and the dogs.
The picture above is of Covesea beach with Covesea lighthouse far right taken from the cliff path.
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bryan is high up on the cliff side hunting for bank voles, one of his favourite hobbies.

This is a small pebble and rock strewn beach which we visit  at least twice weekly
Mink are often seen hunting in the rock pools.

Once again Bryan is in hunting mode, this time heading towards the rocks to look for mink.
Jarvis follows behind but he prefers rabbits.

Looking  west with an oil rig in the distance as it is towed into the Moray Firth

A flock of curlews take off as we cross my neighbours field

Looking back towards the blue waters of the Moray Firth

Covesea village

Treasures from the sea that I spotted on the beach.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


The weather on this day was crisp and cold, just right for a walk along the banks of the Alt Mhor burn.
I love the white frost on the grass and the sparkles on the water.
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The dogs are enjoying exploring the walk along the burn, one of their favourite places.
The water droplets left after the frost melted on the trees and shrubs sparkle like diamonds.

The water beneath this little bridge is shall, usually a place that Bryan likes to paddle, but it was to cold
for him today. 

These little Christmas trees don't need any fairy lights, look how they shine in the winter sun.
This rotting tree stump has become a tiny garden.

Sunday, 16 January 2011


Thankfully, for now, the snow has gone and we are able to get the car down the hill from our home. Snow is very pretty, but becomes a lot of trouble when it interferes with everyday life.I must admit it did look lovely in the garden.
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I like the sun shining on the trees at the bottom of my garden.

Greg is making a valiant attempt to clear the snow so that we could get out with the car, he has only another quarter of a mile to go. Not bad for a 75 year old. I must continue to feed him spinach.

Only joking, this ws the result of a mechanical digger that came to our rescue during the first lot of snow. He dealt with the depth of snow only to turn the road int a mini version of a ski run"

Sunday, 9 January 2011


I cannot explain why, but my computer decided to play up and I couldn't get it to do what I wanted. I had weeks of frustration and gave up in the end. Today I thought I'd try again and would you believe it, it's behaving (so far). Fingers crossed I'm hoping to share some of the photos I took at Avielochan in the middle of November. This is one of our favourite places to stay at any time of the year. I apologize to you all for not visiting for ages I've missed you all.

You might want to click on the pictures to enlarge them. This is a shot from the cottage on a still frosty morning at around nine o'clock.Looking across the lochan to the Cairngorm mountains.

Typically in Scotland the weather is never the same two days running, this shot was taken the next day in the late afternoon with the low sun reflecting on the mountains.

Birch trees and bracken in glorious russet shades The dogs love this bank which contains a rabbit warren, they have both disappeared over the top after a rabbit with no hope of catching it.