Saturday, Stoaty and Brunch

I wasn’t going to post anything today but things got off to a good start when Fran appeared with a hearty brunch ๐Ÿ™‚

Baked not fried ๐Ÿ™‚

The food, baked not fried ๐Ÿ˜ƒ, warmed me up on a frosty day. I decided to take my camera outside and try pointing it at random items. First up were these little pillars of ice. Should run a competition to see if anyone can guess what they’d formed on ๐Ÿง

ice pillars

All the plants have long since stopped flowering but they can still be beautiful…..

frozen bay plant
think this is a Himalayan nutmeg
icy miniature rose

then this little chap appeared on the patio dancing and skipping, oblivious to me pointing my camera at it through the window ๐Ÿ™‚

the little stoat was moving too fast for the autofocus on my Nikon but it sat still long enough to get a couple of clear shots……..

It’s been living above our conservatory for a long time but I rarely have camera in hand to catch the little blighter. It keeps the voles and mice down and ignores our hens (so far) so I’ve left it to it’s own devices. It dances on the patio furniture and loves snow!!

After the stoat show I took the camera down to the little field where we keep our hens. The views were misty with a frosty background. I decided to get the camera out again.

Misty
Snowy hills across the Solway in England
Moody trees
Criffel

To end the afternoon, despite being bright and sunny, it started snowing!!!

snow in the sunshine

and…to the end the day we went for a walk from the house via a route I’d never been before and was rewarded with this view from the top of the hill….

Beautiful view from the top of the hill

Just for these little things of beauty, I’m so glad we chose to live here in beautiful Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Hope tomorrow’s just as good!!

‘Saturday, Stoaty and Brunch’ was brought to you by David Linden aka @qosfc1919 on Twitter ยฉ๏ธ Dodo Productions 2021

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