Sunday, 10 November 2013

Jack frost

We where greeted by a clear sky and lots of sun this morning, unfortunately there had been a keen frost, and the car was rock hard and needed quite a bit of scraping to get rid of the frost. having removed the frost the car started OK, in contrast to yesterday when it didn't, and by the end of the day I had shelled out nearly 70 quid for a new battery. And now the battery warning light is staying on, which looks like the alternator might be ca put, more expense. now this is telling me the alternator was probably the fault in the first place, you can tell I'm no mechanic !!.
          Anyway off we went for our morning walk round the patch, and not a lot knocking about.

What I'm finding amazing this year is how much the trees are hanging on to their leaves, just look at this Ash, and again no sign of Ash die-back

Again the subject was mainly the frost on various seed heads, this is grass seed.

This may be Ground Elder

Frost crystals on a fence post

Misty having a good sniff around

This another view of the new reserve, which has been holding large numbers of snipe.

And another view , this time showing the big hedge, which has turned up some good sightings over the years, at this time of year we start to get the thrushes and Bramblings feeding on the berries and apples.

The Westies back in the car after their walk, Kyfer has his eyes closed as if he is just soaking up the warm sun.

And a few pics of Blencathera from flusco, I don't think I have ever seen a mix of snow and Autumn Colours, but that's what we have this year.

It reminds me of the cloud plum that comes off Everest.


  1. HI Gordon Yes it is funny to see snow and autumn colours together. Love the frost shots adn the Westies. Our bbird roup were out today we we remaked the a lot of the laaves were still on the trees this year.

  2. Thank you Margaret, As regards the leaves, I'm wondering if the warmer summer has had an effect on the trees.
    All the best Gordon.

  3. Nice pictures - believe it or not, I miss the frost! And the views!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Hi Gordon!!! So many beautiful shots here! The frost sure does make for a lovely subject. The snow covered mountain captures are stunning as well; so different from an sights here! Hope all is well and the car feels better soon! And your pups are so sweet!

  5. Thank you Tammy, you are so kind, and good to hear from you again. The car is happy again now, but my wallet isn't ;-(.
    Take care and all the best Gotrdon.


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.