Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Cold Tuesday

Clouds over Skye

Monday's sunset & Tuesday's birds

One of the half dozed goldfinches we are seeing every day on the feeders (nijer seed).

Another goldfinch & a thrush, wonder if we'll get the redwings again
that showed up last time it snowed heavily. Mrs blackbird stuffing her face with berries.

Sunday snow

The high school,
Andy & dogs enjoying the snow but the wind is bitterly cold.

Local kids sledding down the sheep field. (These 2 "kids" waited 'til everyone had gone & then, went and had a go.) Great fun.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Old Man of Storr on Skye

The snow's arrived

The village looking like a xmas card this morning. There was so much snow last night, some people were unable to get home.
Getting lighter,

Isle of Skye.

Dogs are lovin' it.

Dogs in Flowerdale

Chilli, Max, Nibs & Moxy.
An Groban & Sidhean Mor

Nibs & Chilli

Wednesday walk

& Alligan on Wednesday with the night's snow evident.

Just a smattering on the lower levels, Sidhean Mor.

Tuesday sunset

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Monday's sunset

Across the loch, from the Crasq viewpoint
Western Isles in the distance, Longa to the left & the YHA just visible on the right.

Sunday's walk

Views from Meall a Ghlas-Leothaid, above Loch Bad an Sgalaig (foreground), Longa Island in Gairloch.
Across the Minch to the Western Isles

Beinn Alligan with a dusting of snow

Slioch & beyond to the Fannichs.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Almost a full moon

Gairloch Leisure Centre

An open day at the leisure centre today to encourage folk to try out the facilities, including the new climbing wall.
The kids showed the rest of us how to do it! They were like spiders running up the walls - no fear. Unlike Margot who went up & down very quickly in order to get it over with.

The more difficult wall with overhangs - Andy had a go at this one.

A superb day also included spinning, rowing, a childrens play area & trade stands, Tiso & Craig Don Sports. Not to mention the wonderful spread put on by the parent teacher council. The leisure centre doubles as the school sports facilities, so we should see some top climbers emerging in the future.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Tonight's sunset

The sun's moving south, setting just north of the Storr,
another few weeks should see it south of the Storr.

Nighty night.

Moon rising behind an Groban.
Chilli's had a good day.

Out & about

Above flowerdale, Gairloch in the distance.
Beinn Alligan.

Moxy about to have a dip in the pool.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Chilli's on holiday

Lovely day to start Chilli's holiday.
The weather remains fair for mid November.

Flowerdale house in the autumn sunshine.

Mid November in Flowerdale

Holly in berry
Waterfall is fairly quiet at the moment

Heron near the ice pond.