Sunday, February 4, 2024

No lying in bed.

A group of deer wander slowly across the freshly ploughed potato field. Yesterday it was covered in grass. This morning it isn't. The deer seem ever so slightly put out by this change to their grazing habits. They leap, one after the other, across the stone dyke and into the wheat field. This is much more to their liking.

The sea covered in white horses. A sign that yet another storm is coming in from the North Sea ? Two cormorants, four ducks, a solitary seal and a couple of crows watch us wander along the beach.

The cafe by the golf course is already busy with the dog walking fraternity and their pooches. In these Presbyterian parts Sunday mornings aren't to be wasted lying in bed. Bobble hats are very much in evidence. Two ladies try to convince themselves that they can ' feel some warmth in the sun '. Everyone ignores the low scudding clouds that appear overhead.

Angus has a reviving bacon roll. This is eaten under the  reproachful gaze of a hungry crow. 

After the excitement of Edinburgh and big city life there's no doubting we're back among the comforting routines of a small town.

Dog pictures:

I'm not sure how fascinating any of these stories really are but who can resist reading about chocolate ?:

Canadian fossilized trees :


Coppa's girl said...

I've already had my breakfast but could certainly do justice to that bacon roll - it looks delicious and the bacon is cooked just how I like it! The café looks like a dog lover's paradise.
Interesting to see how styles in art have chnaged over the years. If I'd turned out anything like Jackie Henderson's when I was at Art College, I would have been uncerimoniously shown the door!

WFT Nobby said...

Stunning photos today. The first and last are particularly appealing, for different reasons.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hmmmmm, not at all sure about JH's dogs... but I AM sure that that first shot of land, sea and sky, with the few dots of deer is a photographic masterpiece! YAM xx

jabblog said...

I like the dog pictures - an d cats, too, - at least one.

Sharon said...

I like the pictures by Jackie Henderson as well as some of the buildings by George Birrell.

Stephanie said...

"White horses, setting courses, to a distant shore . . ." The first three photos are outstanding.

Diaday said...

Such beautiful views...who would want to lie in bed?! All of your readers so appreciate you sharing the comforting routines of your small town. Thank you.

rottrover said...

That first photo - stunner! I wish we had a dog walker's cafe. I've never had a bacon roll, but I think I could make room for one. I'd never heard the description "white horses" before (we just call them white caps) but Stephanie's inclusion of the nursery rhyme (?) was charming.

Stephanie said...

The "white horses" is from the song "Wayfarers All". I first heard it sung years ago on the children's television program of "The Wind in the Willows." A beautiful haunting melody and lyrics.