Tag Archives: Nature

Yet another wintry blast

After a night of heavy snow falls and strong winds, this was the scene that greeted us this morning. The croft was inundated with snow after 18 hours of unrelenting blizzards that closed roads and schools around the region. When the Other Half was returning with the Big Lad from his swimming lessons at Huntly […]

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Winter sunset

As I was driving home from the feed merchant, I realised we were in for a magnificent sunset and wished I’d had the camera with me. All I could do was keep my fingers crossed that there’d still be something to see when I reached the croft. There was. I jumped from the truck, not […]

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Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?

I went out the shut the chickens up for the night, but as I was leaning into one of the cockerel boxes to slide the pophole shut I had the sudden feeling I was being watched. I slowly raised my head and looked around. As I swept my eyes across the mass of nettles beneath […]

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Bumble bees at work

We had a rare break in the weather today, with the sun breaking through the clouds and the rain easing. The warm, dry conditions brought the bumble bees out in force and, after a lot of patient stalking, I managed to get a few photos of two in action on the onion flowers.

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The ugly side of nature

I was carrying the first of the feed buckets through the byre  and out to the pigs for their evening meal when I heard a piglet screaming at the top of the hill. I dropped the buckets and ran all the way to the top of the hill, expecting to find Doris sitting or lying […]

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