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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

GRIM. (29/01/14)

It has been a grim couple of days. Wet and windy. I went out twice today looking for Red Squirrels. I did see one but it shot round the blind side of the tree before I could get it’s picture. Around three thirty it brightened up but not for long.

_MG_2815     I did get a picture of a Red Squirrel. I popped a ring round it so you can see I’m not chasing a myth.  

Tomorrow we are promised dawn till dusk sunshine with light easterly winds. I’ll put several layers on and I’ll go looking for Dippers again. I’ll take a pocket full of nuts and try and bribe a Squirrel.

I do get a Telegraph here but it doesn’t arrive till half ten. Nothing much in the news. The crossword passes an hour on though I’ve yet to finish one this week. The Queen is feeling the pinch and both Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are falling down. I assume Balmoral and Sandringham are fine so she won’t be homeless. It is no good her asking Dithery for help he can’t manage to reset an earth leakage trip. I guess roofing and masonry are an equal mystery to him.

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_MG_2820   I walked down to the loch just before dusk but neither shadows nor reflections would form any sort of symmetry.

I’m hoping for a better day tomorrow.

27 comments:

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    1. Not great Laura. I was lucky to see anything.

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  2. Adrian you Squirrel there pretty opstaan.hij did not crawl away for you, but you were much faster.

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  3. Ooh, I am glad you told me it was a red squirrel. I thought it looked like a wombat. But I knew wombats don't climb trees. And before you tell me that wombats are only in AUS, did you know there is a colony of wallabies in Scotland?
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/2013-05-06/4660776

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    1. Carol, there used to be a colony on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border as well. I think they've died out now.

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    2. Odd that you should say that Adrian. I heard that there were still some around but that was a good while ago. The only ones I ever saw were at somewhere in Bedfordshire when I was a nipper.

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    3. Graham, I saw the ones at The Roaches but it was many years ago. I think there are some up your way on Muck or Egg.

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  4. Sympathetic squirrel :))
    You've had a bleak day ... But the two imágenesn are wonderful, with those reflections in the sea!!!
    Have a good night.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, there are plenty of squirrels about. They are not in posing mood though. I'll try and find them when the sun shines.

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  5. With such gorgeous scenery to ponder, not to mention red squirrels and dippers to chase, one hardly has time to worry about the Queen's impending homelessness.

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    1. Bob, It is an entertaining area. It has just been a cloudy, wet couple of days.
      I have been lying awake worrying about the queen. It's not funny having a leaky roof in winter.

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  6. I chuckled when I saw the red circle around the squirrel and thought, "what a good idea." It was the best solution for him hiding from you.

    The other two pictures are really beautiful. Both the sky and light on the water is great!

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    1. David, I'll have to resort to bribery.
      The loch was okay but it could be stunning.

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  7. I'm a cross word fanatic. I have to do my one cross word a day. The snow has been accumulating on the mountains in the background.
    Yes, I head about the Queen's money problems. Some how or other I can't take it seriously.

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    1. I do know how to spell heard! I just don't type very well.

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    2. Red, I have trouble spelling, that's why I do the cryptic crossword, it gigives me a clue.
      Two miles away in the mountains there is so much snow that the ski runs have been closed while they sort them and assess avalanche risk.

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  8. Best view I've had of a red in years. I'd be very happy with that one Adrian.

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    1. Keith, I see them most days but they always dash up trees. Tall trees. I'll keep trying. They seem to be re establishing themselves. There were plenty in Braemar and Foyers as well.

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  9. Good morning Adrian,
    Are you getting snow there by any chance, there appears to be more on the mountains than your pics from a couple of days ago. Such beauty, in such remoteness. I am enjoying the photos you are putting on here.

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    1. No snow at glen level. snow level is around 1600'.
      It's a bit cold and damp.
      Today should be reasonable, tomorrow is looking a bit wild and wet again.

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  10. HI Adrian I actually like the last 2 shots, Quite atmospheric.

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    1. Margaret, they are okay. I thought that a lead line would have improved things. I get what I can find.

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    1. Maria, it is a good place for skies. The eastern Mediterranean is the only place I've found that's better.

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  12. Very ethereal shots, the wide range works well.

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