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May 24th

2014

By donich_admin

Amazing Otter shots

I was just idling flicking through the ‘shedcam’ videos yesterday when I saw something really interesting. While we must quite literally have been sitting in the kitchen having our breakfast, a large otter suddenly shot across the camera’s field of vision and disappeared through the fence. I was super glad to see it again because […]

May 22nd

2014

By donich_admin

Bluebell Video

Back in March you may remember I did a video of our ‘back garden’ on one of the few days that it didn’t rain. Well to show the difference a few months can make – here is the same scene transformed in early summer. The colours of the bluebells and broom is fantastic – in […]

May 22nd

2014

By donich_admin

Donich in Summer

For a blog that is supposed to be about our Donich Water – I don’t seem to have shown it much of late – so here it is in all the glory of early summer. It is actually remarkable how quickly it can rise and fall – last week it was a raging torrent, but […]

May 20th

2014

By donich_admin

Super Surface

Just seen the announcement about the new Surface Pro 3…. Absolutely awesome machine and I would love one – but not sure I can justify it to myself so soon after getting the Pro 2. I’ll wait and see the reviews before I make a decision but one thing I am not doing this time […]

May 18th

2014

By donich_admin

Now and in colour…

I’ve been hoping that with the ever shortening hours of darkness, we would be able to get some daylight video of our pine marten. We caught him having his nut snack early yesterday morning, and then to our surprise, my brother glimpsed him shooting past the patio windows at six in the evening the same […]

May 15th

2014

By donich_admin

Iconic

The first strawberries were ready today and very nice they were too. Coming back from Glasgow tonight and having a quick walk round the garden, I see that the whole wilderness area behind the cultivated garden is a mass of bluebells. It occurred to me looking at the pictures I had just taken of both, […]

May 14th

2014

By donich_admin

Big City Blues

R and I are on site with a customer in Glasgow this week. Really sad to have to leave at dawn and not back until 7pm. Then by the time we have eaten and I have watered the poly tunnel – it is time to go to bed for a 5:30am start. So not seeing […]

May 10th

2014

By donich_admin

Gates

Yesterday we acquired some gates for our garden. We’ve thought since we moved in that the driveway looked oddly incomplete without something as a demarcation between the garden and the track. Also there was the incident of the ‘Donich three’ (our repeat sheep visitors) and a large dog which we briefly saw on the shedcam […]

May 7th

2014

By donich_admin

Time for Reflection

Today I walked slowly round the garden (in the light rain) and just looked at everything that has come through, and all the changes since the depth of winter. I then took some photos to remind me come next year of what things should look like come May. The water lilies and irises are coming […]

May 6th

2014

By donich_admin

What flowers…

I’ve never seen anything like the rhododendrons (I’m glad IE knew how to spell that because I didn’t) in Lochgoilhead. There is everything from enormous tree sized ones in the Arboretum to tiny delicate ones no bigger than a house plant. The colours of them are stupendous, from purple to pink to cerise to cream […]