Saturday, 9 January 2010

Snow, Glorious Snow

As regular visitors to the Pond will know, I moved recently from the chilly Highlands to the balmy West of Scotland...and just in time. Although we have had snow and ice here, and it's the coldest winter people can remember in many years, we have got off lightly compared to many parts of Britain and, in particular, with my old stamping ground.

I've been talking to a good friend and neighbour to see how things are up there and she sent me some photographs of the countryside round her home (and where I used to live). The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and makes me wish I was back up there (sniff).

I think this picture is my favourite. It looks so wild, so pristine and yet it's a short(ish), steepish walk from my old house.

And here is the view across the Beauly Firth to the Black Isle and beyond - your reward for the steep climb!

I hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I did - stay warm and safe everyone!


Coffeecup said...

Oh aren't those picutres just delightful? A pristine landscape, nature certainly is glorious!

Don't be too sad, it must be very lonely there at the moment. I don't know how people cope when they get properly stuck for long periods in complete isolation. A good stock of food and plenty of wood chopped for the log fire maybe. They must be a hardy lot of folks up there in the gorgeous Highlands.

Thanks for sharing! Lovely! :-)

Robert said...

Great pics! Makes me homesick for my old (but temporary) home in Scotland.

Best wishes for 2010!

reeflightning said...

hi puddock! long time no read ;-)where abouts on the balmy west coast have you moved to?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that ... just the way I love seeing snow. From a safe faraway distance.

Anonymous said...

I got a little pang looking at these beautiful photos. They are like postcards. I'm not surprised you miss them a little. How lovely.