Friday, May 20, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
The last two weeks have been absolutely glorious with a clear blue sky day and night. The temperature has been pleasantly warm accompanied by a mild sea breeze drifting along Loch Ness. It has been so nice to be able to enjoy sitting outside again and just watch the world go by granting the occasional wave at walkers and boaters on Loch Ness. Walking down to Inverfarigaig Pier to go up to the post box we saw these five mute swans which seemed very comfortable with each others company so they are possibly from the same family as before. It was extremely reflective to stand on Farigaig Pier and look at the panoramic view down towards Inverness and see these swans enjoying the peaceful life on Loch Ness. The pier is only a short stroll down a grass track from Aspenwood Cottage.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
The native red squirrels are often spotted on the feeding platform outside Aspenwood cottage happily munching on the peanuts and sunflower hearts. At this time of year they grow splendid ear tufts and their tails become bushier. We saw a couple of adults chasing each other around a tree trunk with a bit of spitting thrown in, no doubt claiming their territory and protecting their partners. We look forward to seeing the offspring soon as they are great fun to watch.