Wednesday, December 23, 2009


cold and beautiful, the hills catch the last of todays sun.
Abbey makes faces at all the other horses as she comes down to the gate, modelling her red tartan raincoat... the horses have been turned out in the snow but for a shorter period than they would normally be out, they like to get out but complain they are starving by the time they come back in.
she discovers the camera is not edible.....
once she's in and has food she is more disposed to be nice to her fellow field mates, little Buttons would take the hay out of her mouth if he could reach!
at home Smokey Tiptoes sits on the mat and looks at the snow but doesn't go out...she's a house cat now!
and Daisy gets to stay in bed all day. Tansy did go out for five minutes but declined to have an 'in focus' photograph today. I should try to get one her on 'her' other cats allowed on it apparently, I haven't tried sitting on it yet so I'm not sure if I'm included in the 'get off!!'

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Smokey Tiptoes

Smokey Tiptoes is a bit reluctant to come outside. Maybe its because there is 'too much' of everything for her, she's used to traffic, but not lots of people and all the houses. My other theory is that she's lived outside for two years and now she finds my house warm, cosy and the bed is too comfortable to give up!!
She tends to look outside and come straight back in, the longest she's been out is an hour, its been very wet and cold since she arrived so maybe she'll get out more when its warmer(if that ever happens!) and I'm out working in the garden. I know Daisy and Tansy like to come out to help me when I'm busy...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


a little winter beauty from a generous spider. its probably well homeless now as I took this picture just before driving home on the motorway. hmmmm, spot of rust there too.......
I drive a little Ford Fiesta, its eleven years old and still running good. Sometimes things break and fall off...ah well, I'll keep it as long as it goes.