We woke to our first frost this morning. It's very late in the season to only be getting a frost now. It has been the mildest autumn since we moved here with most daytime temperatures in double digits still. For the first time I was a little sad when summer ended as I've so enjoyed… Continue reading Winter, recycled cashmere, and soup
Creag Bheag, Kingussie
We did a hill walk up Creag Bheag today. We were lucky to have views in all directions from the top and it was so calm with not even the whisper of wind at the top. The landscape has been gloriously silvery all day again today and it really felt like we'd stepped into the… Continue reading Creag Bheag, Kingussie
Gynack Burn, Kingussie
We made it to the highlands! I've got holiday cancellation PTSD and before each holiday now I get paranoid that it'll be canceled too. The night before we left I woke up at 2am thinking I'd lost my sense of taste and smell. I went downstairs and tasted some salt, felt reassured that it tasted… Continue reading Gynack Burn, Kingussie
An almost frozen pond at Duthie Park
After a very mild Christmas the temperature has suddenly plunged. There were a few flakes of snow today and the pond at Duthie park is starting to freeze over. It's funny how enthralled the kids are by a bit of ice. It won't be cold enough to freeze the River Dee. I took this photo… Continue reading An almost frozen pond at Duthie Park
Snow in Aberdeen!
Yesterday there was lots of snow in Aberdeen and the Martin household was jumping with joy! It's very pretty when it snows. There was much excitement in the school playground with snowballs flying in all directions. Somehow I managed to avoid getting hit. Today was a different story. It rained on the snow yesterday afternoon… Continue reading Snow in Aberdeen!
We had our first frost last week and there's another heavy frost this morning. I went outside to take some photographs. It's very pretty. I used to miss frosty mornings like this when we lived in Auckland. Here are my cyclamen surrounded by frozen leaves. Can you see the pink flowers? Despite the frost in… Continue reading Frozen
A guest post from Busby the bike
I'm Busby the Bakfiets, Rachel's bicycle. It was very cold last night and everything froze, including me: My mistress tried to ride me this morning but couldn't. First she tried to open the cover to let the two wriggly creatures inside but the cover was frozen shut. Eventually she got it open but the lock was… Continue reading A guest post from Busby the bike
Enchantment on a bicycle
It's getting close to the shortest day of the year now and according to BBC weather, sunrise is at 8:36am and sunset at 3:26pm in Aberdeen. However it's light at both of these times, I guess because we get the sunlight before the sun appears on the horizon and also after it disappears. The temperature range… Continue reading Enchantment on a bicycle