Thursday, 22 December 2011

Some work on the house

I have been busy the past week re-painting our hallway and stairwell.  It was a green and red colour but I have opted for a lighter colour on the top half which has brightened it up no end.  We also had some of the wooden sprockets replaced outside as they were totally rotten.

Mandarin Duck

Across the bridge in Blairgowrie in Rattray there is a park called Davie Park and in the park there is a duck pond and recently spotted has been this splendid lone Mandarin duck, so I got a few photographs.

Scenes around Dunkeld

Behind with my blogging again.  Here are a few photos taken in Dunkeld on Santa Day, a couple of weeks ago, unfortunately we were a bit early for the parade, maybe next year.

 Some more Perthshire Produce available in the Deli in Dunkeld.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

December at Loch of Lowes

We had a dusting of snow last night and a few heavy flurries this morning but didn't really amount to much but the roads and pavements were very icy today.  The children had stayed overnight in Edinburgh with their Aunt and Uncle so I nipped along to Loch of Lowes to watch the birdies. The squirrel event I mentioned a few blogs ago had been cancelled due to the weather.

 The goldeneye duck is a diving duck and is a winter visitor
 Cheeky red squirrel

 Red poll
A brambling and finches

I've said it before but you can easily lose track of time just sitting and watching the wildlife at Loch of the Lowes.

Edinburgh Outing

Yesterday the children and I and my mum went through to Edinburgh to meet my youngest brother and his wife as we were going to see the 'Nutcracker' at the Festival Theatre and very enjoyable it was as well.  Here are just a few random photos taken on our day out.