In the middle of winter, we don’t get a lot of light. So one has to make the most of what we have…
One good thing is that dawn is about 9 am, and another is that my kitchen window faces east. Although the sun is rising in the South East now, it does mean I often get to see beautiful dawns. This photo (like all the others) is as it came out of the camera.
Although we don’t get much snow, the wind means it is usually pretty cold. Scottie has a favourite place…
… as do the cats who live at the Post Office.
Outside the kitchen window the birds enjoy the food I put out for them. These are starlings…..
… and behind Scottie there is one of our ‘resident’ blackbirds. He is a juvenile male, born last spring, and noticeable by the white feathers (which shouldn’t be there!).
In most weather, Scottie and I go out for a walk. As his coat is so thick, I usually try to get him clipped in October, but this year high winds meant that the boats didn’t go on the day he was booked in, so it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that he got ‘done’:
Most often our walk is from the house, down to the shore. I always carry a camera in my pocket, and it is surprising the shots you can get, despite dull weather.
This last photo shows Barnacle Geese in the foreground, a couple of the bigger Greylag Geese behind, a Pheasant by the post, and Eider ducks and drakes on the water.
The track goes down between two fields, and for a while these beasts were in one of them:
If we have been kept indoors for a day or two by the weather, and then get a bright, crisp day, Scottie turns into a young dog again, and runs about madly….
… while I take advantage of the slanting light:
And finally, a photo of our destination. The wreck is at the bottom of the track, and cries out for pictures in many different weathers…