Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Frozen Loch Morlich, Cairngorm at Sunset

Loch Morlich was completely frozen with temperatures around -7degC when taking the photo

Monday, 29 December 2008

Kestrel warming

Standing at the door of Loch Cottage a female Kestrel suddenly flew in and onto the roof of the cottage! The temperatures are about -4 and lower, so no doubt it was trying to get some warmth from the sun, out of the wind. A rare chance for such a close up picture.

Loch Pityoulish from Loch Cottage

The amazing view from the doorway of the cottage where we are staying.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Bowfell Summit - Lake District

Looking north west towards Scafell Pikes

Bowfell Summit - Lake District

Looking south towards Old Man Coniston (furthest peak on the right in the background)

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

The view from Arnside Knot

Looking back towards Arnside.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Monday, 22 December 2008

Arnside Aquaduct

Taken in the first sunshine seen since arriving. Looking towards the Lake District.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Sunday, 7 September 2008

There's something there . . .

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The listening ear . . .

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Feeding time . . . (20th April 2008)

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Checking the young . . . (20th April 2008)

This is a shot taken during the feeding of the 2nd brood of Robins that nested again in our garden this year.
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Friends are friends forever . . .

In the words of a Michael W. Smith song: "And friends are friends forever, If the Lord's the Lord of them. And a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end".
Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit and spend quality time with our close and very special friends Peter and Sharon and their seven children (and other close friends that came around while we were there).
Even after us moving away from the location over 16 years ago and it being many years of not seeing each other it was as though we hadn't been apart in terms of the welcome, warmth and depth of friendship that still exists. A reflection of the nature of true friendship and being part of the same family in Christ. Something very special.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4.35)

Golden fields of wheat along the path behind my parents home where I walked Charlie today.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Family Holiday near the Lake District

Had a great week in Arnside, Lancashire. Had some opportunities to get into the Lake District itself to do some mountain walking, including the Old Man Coniston on the last day of the holiday with unusually fantastic weather - could see for miles from the top, as the photos indicate.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Friday, 1 August 2008

The Family

From the left, Naomi, Penny, Joshua and Samuel