It has been bright sunny and cool with barely a breath of wind from dawn till dusk. An excellent day.
This morning I took the dogs a walk. The horses were acting the fool in the crisp frosty air, galloping around us and kicking and bucking. I think they thought spring had sprung; I hope they still have all their shoes on as the ground is very soft. I’ll no doubt hear if they’ve shed any. It will, without doubt, be my fault.
I then had a couple of hours trying to create 3D light swirls in Blender 3D so that I can animate them for a posh Christmas card. I can get them to grow along a path and taper as they grow so the job went better than I expected. I’ll try and get a shape I like tomorrow and save it. If I try and do a couple of hours a day then after a fortnight I should have enough artwork to build a reasonably interesting card.
The light, when it appears, is beautiful at this time of year. This Robin is a bit naughty, I was trying to get a picture of a Sparrow when the view finder went all blurry. It was him pecking his reflection in the lens. Bad bird has no comprehension of the cost of a 400mm front element.
After lunch I decided to forego my siesta and have a wander along the shore of Loch Leven. There is an RSPB reserve here called Vane Farm. I searched in vain for anything other than Mallard and Mute Swans. The Geese had left for the day. They have just completed a path that circumnavigates the Loch but it is too far for me to walk. I did a few miles then turned round and retraced my steps. It looks as if it will be a really good place in a few years as the path is a few hundred yards from the loch and they have left the strip with a few scrapes dug out protected by windbreaks and deer fence with fine steel net at the bottom. That should stop Mink, Stoats and rats from bothering the nesting birds.
I got back to the car park just as thee sun set.
A perfect end to a perfect day.