|Peedie the cairn, clearly wanting a walk!|
Here is another day with snow - and a monkey (Peedie pup) who needs or has decided he wants a walk. He's already waiting for me at the bottom of the track, he's got snow on his snozzle and goes a bit bonkers in the snow. Our track goes down to the beach or up to the road - its about 1/4 of a mile, not too far.
|The track up to the road|
The track changes alot over the year - but it does look very different at this time of year under the snow. In the spring its daffodils, the summer its wildflowers and in the autumn firely orange crocrosmia(Monbreitia) lines the way home. There are a rose a honeysuckle and a fushia half way down the track, but not evidence of them at the moment they are fast asleep. At the top of the track on our house sign we've attached some bouys we found on the shore - helps us to find the road end when we are driving and they look quite pretty, especially with the snow on the bouys today........
|Part of the recycling from the beach!|
|Now we are at the main road, where do we go now?|
Peedie is having a look at the options - its a 2.5 mile walk to the main road into town from here, doesn't look like he wants to walk to town. The ferry to Hoy (the island in the distance) is the other option if he wants a longer walk, but today he's not too keen to go anywhere, he's just having a look. Everything looks so pretty in the snow and its very crunchy underfoot. Those clouds though look like they might be full of another down pour of snow, time for home I think! We turn around and he romps off back down the track.
|Our track end, recycled bouys decorate it nicely.|
I like living here - one way we can walk to the beach, if we don't want to go to the beach we can walk up the road and look at the hills, look at the birds - today I've seen several pheasants, curlew, rooks, starlings and rabbits and hares in the field by the house. Today my wellies are ankle deep in snow - I don't mind this as normally at this time of year they are covered in mud as its so wet! Time to catch up with the puppy whos trying to chase snowballs - bouncing around like a real little monkey!
|Up to my ankles in the white stuff!|