Wednesday, December 24, 2008

no snow here....

recieved these in an email from a friend, so theres always snow at Christmas somewhere!!
hope everybody has a good holiday season!!
the birds too!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

wishing for summer

I've just put this on my laptop as the background, as an antidote to winter gloom!! its the solstice and shortest day tomorrow so its all light from here on.....
the greenhouse showing between -5 C and 15 C. chilly...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

laughing out loud

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals at the LOLcats site

Sunday, December 14, 2008

by the light of the Fiesta..

last night, going up to bring Smokey in to his stable after work, it was pitch black and some of the stable lights are not working. I couldn't see to read the code to open the padlock to get Smokeys breakfast ready for the following morning, he does not 'need' this feed or the treat of apples and carrots he gets for his tea, could you dissapoint the poor horse? so I reversed my Fiesta round the barn, avoiding building materials etc. and used it as a torch...don't know what the farmer would have thought of this and I'm not sure you are allowed to take your car round there. just to point out this car is 10 years old and sooooo reliable its amazing. just realized i don't have a picture of it, will try to take and post one today sometime.

and here is my wee garden robin, unfortuately I have had resisdent robins before, one was dispatched by the cat downstairs and another by the cat next door. my cats have yet to be accused of murdering robins, Tansy has had a couple of sparrows and a bluetit. Daisy has never caught anything as far as I know and I have seen birds hopping round her as if they know she is not a threat.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


late afternoon and the ice has not melted from the leaves of the purple sprouts(em, no sprouts actually just leaves!) the greenhouse temperature gauge showed a minimum of -5 C and a maximum of 18 C. it was a really sunny day so I did think it might have been a bit warmer in there. not sure of the outside temperatures, it would be interesting to have an outside one to compare.
this is the icy surface of..
this perfectly clear circle...
of ice formed in a bucket!
Katie eating hay, they eat out the centre and put their heads right in it. notice the rug is no longer clean, it still luminous enough to pick her out from a distance.