........ for about five minutes this morning, and for the first time in days, the Mintos weren't hidden by mist and low clouds
but the Eildons were only just visible
I stopped at the church to take photos of the new information notice (click on the photos to enlarge them)
and here is the man himself!
since the morning that we saw the fawn, I have kept a lookout as I have come past that field, and this morning I was rewarded with a glimpse of an adult deer in the long grass
I must have made a noise as I leaned on the field gate to take photos, as the deer's head came up, and I just had time to snap one more photo before it leapt off back to trees
the new owners of the neighbouring farmhouse are having some groundworks done. Does anyone know how to hotwire a mini digger ......
....... or even better, a big dumper truck!!
by the time I got back home, the rain was on again, and this spider web in the front garden had captured some raindrops
later in the morning, we drove up to Selkirk, to have lunch at Lochcarron. The closer we got to Selkirk, the heavier the rain came down, so a large bowl of spicy Thai chicken soup with delicious bread was very welcome
back home, we settled down to watch cricket on tv ..... the West Indies v New Zealand. They were playing on the island of St Kitts, and we delighted in seeing lots of blue sky and sparkling seas!! While Malcolm wrestled with the crossword, I got on with my knitting, finishing the body of the tea cosy
the pencil is through the steek stitches for the spout
I have just pushed the steek through to the inside, but it gives you an idea what it will look like once it is cut to make the opening
the next stage is to work another vikkel braid, before shaping the top of the cosy,then finishing the edges with i-cord ...... and there should be enough wool left to make one in the reverse colourway!
to finish, I assumed the sheep in the old orchard were ewes (they are usually lying down when I see them), but after taking this photo this morning, I'm not so sure .........