Thursday, 28 December 2017
Rooks, Crows, Jackdaws and Starlings. Masses of them settling in the field to the front of the house and then en masse going to the field at the rear of the house. They must have been watching Hitchcock.
I have not walked today. A fairly normal day in the Winter for North East Scotland. Wind, rain, hail, snow, temperatures below freezing. I can cope with this but not all together or just as you think it has eased and the sun comes out, back it comes. Battering on the windows. The forecast is for less wind speed tomorrow. So one less I can cope with the rest and intend to walk.
The birds went up from the fields and lined up on the wires.
There were also masses of Wood Pigeons in the fields. But they do not line up on the wires.
Today's painting - in ink. Need to sort out it's pink leg. More red than that.
I am now itching to get rid of all the Christmas Decorations. As I always do. But the DP will not allow, although I have him convinced that 12th night is the 4th - and I do sneak some out before then.... The Christmas Tree from Aldi has done amazingly well and hardly dropped a needle. It will be turned into photogenic perches for the garden birds and eventually chopped up for the wood burner.
We still have Hogmanay to come. The Press were claiming today that no-one knows the words for Auld Lang Syne. Do you?