Just a quick post to-day before breakfast. I’m trying my best to take time off at the weekend at least. Yesterday morning after a good fall of snow there was much excitement. Not from me but from Lorraine, my thoughts immediately go to the sheep and deer, it is tough with the rain and wind here but when the temperature drops and the snow comes there is added danger. But the sheep certainly turned up as usual (early) so the snow was not deep enough to cause any problems. But all the same it is lovely to see the snow on Rona, we do not see much of it here at sea level. I always like to head out over the Island at this time, there are often many tracks in the snow, showing just what is on the ground.
Once I fed the sheep it was time to head off on a walk to the Base. I was not disappointed to come on Otter tracks up at the top gate, a favourite crossing place. But then very disappointed to see Mink tracks heading along the road.
I wanted to see some if there were many deer about too and to touch base with the guys at the Base. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer even on Rona was the form.
Enjoy the photos.
Again superb photos, thank you. Bad news about the mink.
Some beautiful Winter views there. Thanks for posting.
Lovely pictures, it looks so peaceful.
Hi Bill, you don’t know me but I’ve been following your blog with great interest for a few years now. I’m retired and live in Lochcarron. I won’t bore you with my life story, but this past year has allowed me to seriously engage with my artistic endeavours and I’ve been painting regularly, mainly in pastel.
Your leading pic yesterday with the two hinds is a cracker, and I was wondering if you might allow me to use it as inspiration for a painting at some point? I should say though that the finished piece may have little resemblance to it even if I want it to !!
All the best for 2021
Hello Morag, absolutely no problem, you are welcome to use any of the photos, glad you are enjoying the blog, Best to you and Lochcarron, Bill