Before we went to Inverness, the forecast had not been encouraging. In the event - as so often happens - the weather turned out to be nowhere near as bad as we had feared and we had plenty of dry, bright and sunny periods. It was however, very chilly with a strong blustery wind taking the temperature even further down. As we enjoyed the riverside of the city, we also had a few light, wintry showers blowing through on the wind.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Malcolm and I got back yesterday, from our short break in Inverness. Having only ever driven past the city on our way to or from somewhere else, we thought it might be nice to spend some time there to explore a little and we were right!
Thursday, 16 March 2017
This morning was dull and the wind much colder than we've enjoyed over the last few days. But, ignoring the chill in the air, we set out to check on the progress of the daffodils on Shipley Hill. We were not disappointed.
Monday, 13 March 2017
Despite the chilly breeze this morning, the sun was shining and it was a glorious day for getting out and about. Malcolm and I set out for a walk around Shipley Hill and then onward to Osborne's Pond. On the hill, the Daffodils are now in full bloom.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Today's theme was going to be 'Spring Bulbs', but despite the beautiful sunny weather, it was so windy, that it proved to be quite difficult to get a good shot of the Daffodils blooming on Shipley Hill. So instead, I focused on some other Spring blooms making an appearance at the moment. Firstly, the Blackthorn blossom opening in the hedgerows.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
We started our walk yesterday walking along the Nutbrook Trail which took us past the fields where the Wildlife Trusts Konik Ponies are being grazed. On the rise to the side of the path, the ponies were keeping one eye on us as well as taking an interest in the horse and rider which had gone on ahead of us.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
At long last, we managed to get out and about once more this morning. After several days of bad weather and 'other things to do', we thought it was time we checked on the progress of the snowdrops on Shipley Hill. We were not disappointed.