Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Colourful end to November

The last week of November has produced some very colourful scenes. We did have some rain, although nowhere like other parts of the country, and fortunately it all runs down into Loch Ness. The temperatures fell overnight resulting in a covering of snow on the mountains opposite. One evening we were amazed to suddenly notice a beautiful sun set with the red sky reflected in the water.
Another day we witnessed an electric coloured rainbow through the mist.....a very colourful end to November.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November sun set on Loch Ness

A beautiful bright blue sky day today but chilly. Walked down to Farigaig Pier to take this  video and watch the sun setting over the loch.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Big ears is back !

The weather has been seasonally mild lately with temperatures in double figures and there are still small swarms of insects in the air and on the trees. This food source has caused great excitement particularly to the gangs of long tailed tits and treecreepers. The Great Spotted Woodpecker has been spotted creeping up or down the tree trunks and launching itself at the suet balls hanging from the branches. The red squirrels now have fully grown ear tufts ready for extra warmth in the colder weather and they look like 'proper squirrels'. They eat anything on the menu including suet cake, sunflower hearts, seeds, scones, biscuits, carrots although they are very partial to peanuts. I did try them with some monkey nuts but they were not amused, after all, why go to all that effort to break the shells when someone else will do it for you !

Monday, November 05, 2012

Colours of Autumn

 The colours around Loch Ness are spectacular at the moment especially when the water is calm allowing a beautiful reflection to penetrate into the depths. The trees lining the lanes form an arch of autumnal shades and as the weather has been cold and crisp and dry we have enjoyed many leisurely local walks admiring the views and breathing in the lovely fresh air.

                       Even the wildlife seems to blend in with the autumn shades.