Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Apologies to those of you who commented earlier. The curse of Google has unexpectedly wiped out this mornings post. Here it is again, or as much of it as I can remember.

Our morning walks starting later. Darkness crowding in at either end of the day. On the road down to the valley three shapes visible in the half light. Calves who have got out of their enclosure and are feasting on the rich grass along the roadside verge. Bob wants to stay and talk. Sophie pulls us on. 

A half croissant for the noisy siblings. They exude happiness. A bowl of water completes their delight. In the local paper an article about Scottish independence. The tone somewhere between glee ( serves the English right ) and disbelief ( couldn't happen here ). On the next page a story about tractomaniaques who venture out sightseeing on old tractors. 50 vintage vehicles set off in convoy on Sunday morning . Angus is glad he wasn't behind them.

Here's some Beethoven . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpxbp7WPVfQ


  1. The croissants are back, hurrah !

  2. Darkness creeping ever so slowly here too - dark in the early mornings and watching the sun set at a different place now in the evening. Not to mention we went from summer to late fall in one day. Alberta got snow and I believe it is still snowing. Its us next I fear. Scotland is all the talk on the news here. I wonder what my Grandfather would have said about this referendum? He so loved his country!! Bob and Sophie could walk faster than the mass of tractors I am sure....

  3. Wonder what Scotland's national anthem will be?

    1. This : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDoM8pEDcLo

  4. Sightseeing on an old vintage tractor sounds like fun.....wish that were happening here, I'd definitely be there.
    Brownie and I both enjoyed the Beethoven music...thanks.