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Friday, 26 November 2010

Where's the snow ?

It's Friday the 26th of November 2010 and while the north and east have been getting snow storms,here in the south west of Scotland it's been cold but bright.

The first four pictures were taken on farmland close to Kirkcowan as I look for possible ramblers walks.
Flooded fields have frozen over.

This is the Killeal burn.It flows into the Bladnoch close by.
Marked on the OS map at it's confluence with the Bladnoch,are stepping stones.I think the river needs to be quite low to cross.I never took a picture.

There's a few 'des. res.'in need of some modernisation.

The next set of pictures are in Glenamour close to Newton Stewart.
Here's a Great Tit.I like the contrasts in this picture,It looks like one of my collages.

I posted a 'Wet Grass' picture last week.Here's a frozen one.

The burns are still flowing well.

The moss covers tree stumps and spreads all round at this time of year.I can visualise a squirrel in this picture.

Reaching Glenamour loch, I spot this heron.

It's about twice the size of the one that frequents Newton Stewart weir.

It took off soon after.They reckon the wing span of a grey heron is around six feet.I'd swear you could add another foot each side to this one.

Apart from the heron the only other sign of life I saw was some kind of water beetle under the ice.There's not a lot of food around a frozen loch.

I've taken pictures and panoramas here before.
Here's Barncaughla from a different viewpoint.

Another few days before the ice is safe to walk on.It's about 30 millimetres thick at the moment.

Just below Glenamour Loch is the small Glengarren Loch.It's usually quite overgrown in the middle of summer,but there's not much undergrowth now.This is the first time I've seen this boat.In all my time here I've still to come across anyone fishing these lochs.Down by the main road,Old Mill Dam or Wee Loch Glenamour as it's sometimes called seems the preferred choice of anglers.

And this is Glengarren Loch.
No doubt we'll get the snow soon enough.


  1. You know, I don't think I can remember snow in Kirkcudbright (I was else where last year when we had some)so was quite amazed to find a light covering this morning. If Kirkcudbright's got it, other places are getting it bad. You might even have a wee bit yourself by now.

  2. You're right Sandy.Todays walk with the Wigtownshire Ramblers was nice and white.Not overly deep thankfully.Very scenic.


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