No, I'm not talking about the weather, but the gloom in the Donald household when it started to snow again! We are completely fed up with this weather - it hasn't been above freezing for days. Ah well, never mind, it will soon be Christmas!
I took the big camera out to the studio this afternoon, put two chairs in front of the doors so that hopefully the birds wouldn't be so aware of the movement when I went to take photos and fly away, then ....... it started to snow yet again!
However, eventually, the snow stopped and I saw a little flash of colour
Which turned out to be a great tit
It obligingly hopped down to have a peck in the snow for food
It was joined by a male blackbird
Then, much to my delight, some redwings appeared ....... but they were so well camouflaged by the leaf litter, it was hard to get a clear photo!
I have mentioned before that I like to light a scented candle in the kitchen. Usually I buy supermarket own-brand ones, but my treat at Christmas is to buy one of these
Other than the Christmas cake and some mince pies, I don't bake at Christmas, but this candle is filling the house with the most wonderful aroma of vanilla - if only I could blog the smell!!
We finally had some of our purple potatoes!! Malcolm cooked wonderful salmon for dinner (the 'fish man' calls at the house every Wednesday morning with fresh fish). He made some purple mashed potato to go with it - the potatoes stayed purple and looked a bit weird, but they tasted like ...... ordinary potatoes!
I had already started to write this post, when I remembered that I hadn't taken this last photo - and in my rush to take it I think I must have moved the camera, so it is slightly blurred! I wanted to show you my wonderful crochet snowflake from Lynne, which I have added to the centre of the mitten bunting
I think I will have to work on my crochet skills, as snowflake bunting would look lovely for next Christmas!