Monday, December 31, 2007

farewell 2007


goodbye and, for most of the people Spot cares about, good riddance to 2007, and hello 2008. Happy New Year to everyone, may peace and goodwill prevail.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

christmas log


happy christmas everyone from Spot's blog's dogs and logs, and Harriet.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

more images from a Sunday morning walk


ice and water; quartz veins in the bed of the Inny.

images from a Sunday morning walk VI


two siskins and a chaffinch

images from a Sunday morning walk V

this fragile, wispy fungus looks just like clumps of thawing snow of the floor of the wood. I cannot identify it.

images from a Sunday morning walk IV


deciduous trees in Inny valley

images from a Sunday morning walk III


Inny valley

images from a Sunday morning walk II


barn by the Inny

images from a Sunday morning walk


Venterdon

Friday, December 21, 2007

winter solstice



well not quite because tomorrow is the shortest day, but the sunset tonight was a fitting marker for mid winter and the promise of the return of the light. The weather was very similar last year, it seems that these calm dry cold days are common around Christmas time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

supper

I saw this buzzard fly down and land next to the pheasant; I think it was considering eating it but flew away when it saw us. The pheasant seemed totally unconcerned. Poor light explains poor photo!

little and large

Sunday, December 09, 2007

stormy waters


the Tamar in spate this morning. The tree on the bank above the ladder is a useful reference point for comparison with calmer days (qv) at the same spot.

doves


a cheeky collared dove seeking shelter from the rain and stormy winds.