Today’s guest picture, the very last from Bruce’s Highland tour shows the photographer and his wife casting long shadows beside the Crinan Canal near Lochgilphead.
It was a miserable cold and wet morning about which the less said the better.
Some winter visitors appeared in the shape of a siskin…
…and a brambling.
Having ignored the morning, we set off for Lockerbie after lunch to catch the train to Edinburgh and we were very pleased to find the the rain had eased off. By the time that we got to Edinburgh, the day was dry although the light has already gone by the time we get to Matilda’s house at this time of year..
We had a lot of fun of fun. Matilda spent a good deal of time shooting me with a bow and arrow and to be fair, I spent some time shooting her too. She is a better shot than me. We were well armoured with cushions to avoid any lasting injury.
After the bow and arrow session, Matilda obliged with a short ballet demonstration in front of the splendid Christmas tree which has appeared in her sitting room.
The performance ended with an elegant bow and then we had a nourishing meal of soup and a two bean, pepper and chipotle sauce stew cooked by Matilda’s dad.
Once again a visit to Matilda provided us with first rate entertainment and a quality meal. Who could ask for anything more? Trains that run on time perhaps but that may be asking too much.
No flying bird today as it was too gloomy so two sitting chaffinches are standing in.
We might see a drop of golden sun tomorrow.