Day 23 – 17/04/2020

Today has been wet. It was okay when I got up this morning and headed out for my morning walk. Laurie went to town quite early to pick up some meat from a beast we had killed. He also went to the supermarket and got a few supplies. I haven’t driven anywhere for ten days….

Day 22 – 16/04/2020

This morning was grey. Grey sky, grey clouds and grey outlook over the mountains. It wasn’t as cold as I thought it might be though and I didn’t need a coat when I left for my walk. I was curious to know how far I actually cover on my feet each morning so I set…

Day 21 – 15/04/2020

I quite like the fog. I like the way the familiar becomes unfamiliar. I like the way sound muffles and sounds far away. I like the way the green of the grasses and tree foliage seems so bright. I like how edges seem less harsh and sharp. I like the way spider’s webs and threads…

Day 20 – 14/04/2020

What a surprise when we looked out of the window this morning. I know it was cold last night, but SNOW! Seriously! It was pretty cloudy first thing, but once that cloud cleared the sky was a stunning blue. The contrast between the Glasgow Range and the sky was stark and made a simply amazing…

Day 19 – 13/04/2020

Well we’ve had an abrupt introduction to winter weather in the last 24 hours. Last night was wet and windy. I woke several times during the night to hear the whistling of the wind through the trees outside. When we looked off the deck this morning the river was up. Laurie commented that there must…

Day 18 – 12/04/2020

I got up early today because I wanted to make hot cross buns. I found a recipe that I was given when I was about 20 years old! I used to make them every Easter when our children were young, but the recipe got lost and the tradition forgotten. It was fun to mix the…

Day 17 – 11/04/2020

I never fail to be thrilled with the spectacular displays of nature that appear at our doorstep! Today we were under a beautiful blue sky with the moon high to the West. Underneath us the fog meandered along the valleys, thick and white, distorting visibility. There was a heavy dew on the ground and the…

Day 16 – 10/04/2020

Brrr, I think that we might get a frost soon. I needed gloves and my beanie this morning. There was quite a heavy dew, but the brilliant red sky of last night was true to it’s saying; today dawned ‘shepherd’s delight’. Holly is usually waiting for me at the gate for her morning feed, but…

Day 15 – 9/04/2020

Walking round the tracks this morning was clear, crisp, cool and very invigorating. I was enthralled by the mist in the gully between the Glasgow and Radiant Ranges. It sort of hovered then rose with finger-like tendrils into the cloudless blue sky. The landscape around us is spectacular. I was thinking this morning about when…

Day 14 – 8/04/2020

Well today is an anniversary – of sorts – it is two weeks today since the company I work for said, “we are not an essential service – no work.” How the world, as I know it, has changed in that time. Home is the safe place and we now spend the majority of our…