Sunday, October 4, 2020


Wet and windy. In fact it's very wet and very windy. The long summer drought has been replaced by heavy rains and autumn flooding. For Sophie a perfect day for lingering over fresh scents and having leisurely drinks from puddles. A very large puddle has formed by the far gate. Sophie walks through it, then drinks from it, then walks through it again.  Angus is less keen on ambling along slowly in the downpour. Thankfully, by the time of our second walk the sky has lightened and there's a patch of blue sky directly overhead.  The villagers are sensibly all indoors. The smell of wood fires fills the air.  Usually this is the time of the year when we head off to Carmel to see family and friends. Perhaps next October ?

Difficult to decide if its the audience or the musicians who are more enthusiastic :

A peculiarly Scottish  take on an international event :


Lisa in France said...

That headline from the Scottish paper cracked me up - always good to keep things in perspective!

WFT Nobby said...

No surely, it is 'Aberdeenshire golf club owner tests positive for Covid-19'. Not that anyone would have ventured out on to the Trump International course in yesterday's all day deluge, which is still on going.

Coppa's girl said...

Oh, poor Sophie and you Angus - we wouldn't have attempted a walk in those conditions!
We had a storm of epic proportions late on Friday afternoon, so we battened down the hatches and watched TV. With trepidation I opened up just before bedtime to let Inca into the garden. Imagine our surprise to find that the wind had died down, the rain had stopped and it was mostly dry. Since then it's been cooler but everywhere looks so fresh and clean. Lovely blue sky and sunshine this morning - only 15ÂșC, but warming slowly.

Teena and Lala said...

Glad to hear that the storm and floods aren't too extreme with you and I hope that remains the case. I am hoping the same for the convent and await news.
Furniture transport in a Luton up to the Borders is going to be exciting.
Stay dry.
Teena and Lala

Angus said...

Good luck with the furniture moving. The last stretch off the A68 (?) will be the fun part !