Yesterday we moved a mile up the road to Clachan. I suddenly realised it was a bank holiday weekend And the Killin site would very likely be knee deep in children.
It has not stopped raining since we got here but it is warm rain. Warm rain turning to snow later, if the weather guessers are to be believed. This site is set in a bog and trees at the side of the A827. I can’t see the Loch and I thought it would be a nightmare walking anywhere using the road. This morning whilst walking the dogs I found a gate from the site onto the hillside or benside as hillsides are called locally.
We went out with a macro lens a while ago….The rain is worse. Not torrential, 0.75” in the last twenty four hours or so my weather station says.
This is the work of a Roe Deer. I’ve not seen them yet but the dogs are on full alert so they can’t be far away. The females should be pregnant again. If I remember they get a bit pregnant in autumn then forget it for the winter, then start from stage two in the spring. Not a bad idea or Ideer.
This big bull, a Charolaise cross by the size of him was remarkably well camouflaged for a massive white beast. He has a brown companion. I’ll try and get a bit closer as he seems friendly enough. They are generally too lazy to kick up much of a fuss.
There are sheep and lambs.
These moss and lichen are growing in the gate post it’s about six inches in diameter. A miniature wonderland. This is crying out for a dry day and a big focus stacking job. I might be turning into one of them.
This I’m not sure but in for a penny….Fissidens taxifolius. This is big well over an inch tall. I am turning into one of them……I hope I can spell what I would like to be….A Bryophytologist. Spill chucker is no help at all with wurds like this. I should really get a better field guide. I like the ones with drawings as opposed to photographs but they are a hell of a price. I’ve crammed a lot of pictures in but they are all the same size so will enlarge with a click.
I’ve now got to dry off a camera and lens. I have just had the latest update from the computer builders. The machine is done and had a twenty four hour check. It is now off to their hot room for forty eight hours. This is to make sure it will never freeze. Confident they are but they don’t know me. They will….It is guaranteed not to rust, bust or pick up dust for a year….They are brave!
If you celebrate Mayday then have a grand weekend and if you don’t then think of us that do. Do they have pole dancers in Scotland? I’ll make enquiries.