Sunday, March 08, 2015

International Women's Day

Ann Harding with Keri- Dobbies Garden centre, Stirling

International Women’s Day – so I set out to look for some positive images of women and I came across Ann Harding, a retired teacher in our local falconry centre .”This is how I get my thrills these days.”

She is holding Keri a young buzzard hawk. He is much in demand for photo opportunities because of the way he opens his wings as soon as he is held.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Winter wonderland

Woke this morning to see the garden transformed into a winter wonderland like scene from Narnia.

Our poor postman had to leave his van at the bottom of the hill and walk .

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Battle of Sheriffmuir

Farewell lunch for friends today who are moving “down south” to be near grandchildren.
We went to the Sheriffmuir pub, an isolated 17th century Droving Inn, and these photos was taken from the car park. ( It was far too cold to walk far, anyway we were not dressed for it).

As the snow began to fall we wondered if it had been such a good idea to choose such a remote spot. But the snow did not settle except on the mountains.

This is the area where the famous Battle of Sheriffmuir

was fought in 1715 during the Jacobite rebellion in England and Scotland. The battle was inconclusive with about 700 slain on each side.