Wednesday, 30 December 2009

crows sheltering

windy snow flurry's from south east. crows take shelter.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009


the frost keeps frosting, the top inch of snow has turned to ice spikes.
but here is wierd ice cystals in rose shapes I've not seen before

Monday 28th Journey home

a long drive home from NI, snowy iced roads were one thing but a 2 hour delay south of Perth, due to an accident, left us driving well into the freezing moonlit night. We have no car thermometer, the radio said -12C, the inside of the car windows were frozen with the heaters on, ice crystals shimmered in the headlights - spectacular.

Sunday 27th Belfast museum

Belfast Museum. some lovely La tene Celtic period peices, one of my tattoos comes from a sword scabbard design very similiar to this one


Saturday, 26 December 2009

Boxing day drive up antrim coast

 A graveyard called Ardclinis, where a crozier lay on the ruined church windowsill until mid 1700's.

A Hawthorn, 'fairy' tree was decorated with rags & white stones, there are a few of these around. The freezing cold wind made it impossible to explore further up into the limestone crags surrounding.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas Day

Great Uncle & niece on Christmas day. Merry Christmas everyone. x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

pre Christmas journey to NI

( can't format very well on this computer!)
blurry photo of firey sunset across stirlingshire
Trees by Inverness
heavy snow at Achnasheen
pink hills from the A9

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Winter White

Drive through to Inverness stunning but the roads were treacherous. No where safe to stop for good photos of lovely sunrise over the mountains on way out & a couple of hours later sunset on way back. I stopped at one point to take the first photo, left the van & sank into snow above my knees so beat a hasty retreat.  There were plenty of deer around digging into the snow to get something to eat.

Monday, 21 December 2009

snowed in Fire station

First snows seem to have been ignored by Highland Councils new road clearing policy.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Friday, 18 December 2009

Snowy friday

Robin's not very sharp but there were too many dogs, cats and Humans around for him to hang about.

And here we are all Christmassy,

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Thursday Morning

The Larne-Cairnryan Ferry Crossing on Thursday Morning, a cold North wild carried the first snows.

Wednesday Belfast.

ceiling in Tesco Express check out queue, Royal Avenue, Belfast.


Journey to Larne.

Monday, 14 December 2009

The misty Isle

This is the most photographed waterfall on Skye, today being wet dull & grey.
Heres yesterdays sunset over Lochcarron to cheers us all up.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Loch Maree

Slioch on a frosty morning drive to Loch Maree

Saturday, 12 December 2009