November – a pretty dead month really. Guy Fawkes night then nothing ’til Christmas. Dark nights closing in, shorter and shorter days, cold nights, dull days – maybe even a bit of snow – if we’re lucky? Well we were certainly lucky this week!
Spectacular sunrises in November…
…with amazing turquoise skies and crazy cloud formations…….
and to cap it all off dazzling sunsets too that light up the skies
Reflections in the loch of Bracadale from the track to Amer
Tali on the hunt. “I think it went that way”
Tide is out – sheep grazing on the seaweed at the head of Loch Beag
Meanwhile across the Highlands towards Aviemore, daughter Hayley was modelling, and my favourite – in fact only rose was found to be flowering …. still.
Haylee Elizabeth – I wonder if she was singing?
Pretty Rose that daughter Yvette sent me for Mothers day at least 4 years ago, thriving and fully protected by Knifofia – Red Hot Poker – from the strong westerlies we get in our glen
By the next morning – the 23rd, it was snowing ….properly! Yes! Proper snow, here on the lawn, Thrilling!
Just look at all that snow out back – Ohh so very excited!
When I woke up it was snowing – big time! Big fat flakes and a proper layer of snow in the garden out front
08:00 snow in our Glen!
The view from the breakfast room on a snowy morning. Just look at those clouds!
Glamaig! What more can I say? Did you know Hayley ran up this during the Glamaig Hill race and back down in 1 hour and 55 minutes. Modelling and hill racing – you clever talented young woman. Dead Proud!
Red Cuillin in the snow
Clouds building again behind Glamaig
The wildlife was pretty impressive too. Evidence of a Fox, Rabbit and loads of the resident birds too! Wish I had a photo of the Sparrow Hawk!
Fox Pooh! threaded through with bunny hair! Sorry if you’re squeamish!
Bunnie pooh on my lawn oh dear!
A Fox Moth I found in the Utility. Must have flown in when I had the door open last evening
BUNNIES! yes rabbit footprints in the snow. Cheeky Bunnie!
Sparrow & Coal Tit on the feeders
Starlings – there’s a flock of about 50 now from a measly 3 starlings just four years ago. Not bad eh?
female Blackbird feasting on a fat block in the hedge
The birds arrived in droves – this is a Brambling which was cozying up with a flock of Chaffinches – apparently they do that in the winter
And so to the end of November……
Late afternoon sun – just look at those clouds!
Incoming! storm clouds over Beinn Lee
The Tali dog! Can we go in now please?
Thunder heads behind Glamaig
Cloud layers over Bla Bheinn
Final light – moon rise so pretty!
Doggies hunting in the snow!
Even found time to knit some fingerless gloves for a previous guest from the States who has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy. Right hand smaller! so I added beads to make them especially pretty
Oh and Haylee Elizabeth was modelling in the snow! Beautiful!