Sunday, 4 October 2015

Saturday Morning Bike Ride

Bike ride pics from yesterday. Another lovely Autumnal morning.

I think this is my fifth bike ride since the beginning of August when I managed to start riding again fairly regularly. I noticed this time that the hills seemed much easier than before - I'm taking it as a sign that I'm getting fitter, which would be nice!

I spotted a little bird whilst out on my bike that I'm having a little trouble identifying. I think it may be a juvenile yellow hammer, what do you think?

I also found some interesting sheep. When I take a sheep photo I always think of Meredith as I know she likes them. Bend in the road photos are for Sue!

For much of this ride I am under the flight path for planes taking off from Glasgow airport which is why a large plane suddenly appears about halfway through. It is also a ride wich takes me past several reservoirs and lochs. It was a very still morning, the reflections in the water are lovely.

My robin friend was there to greet me when I came back. I've never known such a fearless robin. He lands on the ground or a branch just a couple of feet away and isn't scared off when I move. I may try and see if I can get him to feed from my hand like I've seen others do, that would be fun!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ending September.

More pretty pictures from the holiday weekend.

On the Saturday N and I visited the Weaver's Cottage before it closed for the winter (it is now closed and doesn't re-open till April).

We saw the 200 year old loom in operation, I admired the gorgeous colours of the wool on the shelves, N had a go on a tiny loom (plus there is also a larger loom that visitors can operate under supervison).

The garden isn't huge but is very pretty. I particularly liked all the various carved stone items that were dotted around and the potted pelargoniums.

Before leaving we bought a little sheep in the gift shop for N to add to his collection.

I have spent the last three Sunday afternoons cutting back the hedge (it's still not quite finished, sigh). Last Sunday there was a newcomer to the garden who was keeping me company. He was very friendly. I think I did uncover quite a few insects for him including a ladybird - I had gone inside to get my camera to photograph a ladybird I'd found but when I can back outside the ladybird had disappeared...

Sunday, 27 September 2015

By Yon Bonnie Banks...

We had a recent visit to Loch Lomond. We based ourselves at Luss and took a boat trip round the Loch. It was braw...

September is proving to be a gorgeous month. When it behaves (as it has this year) it is one of my favourite months of the year. We've had lovely golden sunshine, the leaves are staring to turn, and we're currently in the middle of a holiday weekend. Lovely!

Now, where to go on Monday...


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