Here's a few more pictures from my little jaunts and walks around my home town of Newton Stewart this last week.
If I stand on the drystone wall that separates my garden from Doonhill Woods I get this view over the chimney tops to Cuil.
(So, I need to build a raised summerhouse)
The woods at Glenamour. There are two pictures here side by side, find the join ?
(If you look along the top of the pictures you could be mistaken. Along the forest floor it's an easy task)
An Easter egg or a Christmas pudding.
There's a sinister face here. Can you see it ? It Scares me !
The Palnure looking towards Strathmaddie
View from Old Bridge of Palnure.
I'll get a couple of interesting pictures from here later.
A result of more tree felling at Bogue Wood
This overhang of snow appears to be defying gravity
Up on Machars Hill I get good views of the Minnigaff range of the Galloway Hills.
From left here's Drigmorn, Red Gairy and Millfore.
It's a patchwork of drifts up here. It's a mighty slow thaw.
View to the South West
Windswept patterns make a snowy quilt
A view to Curleywee....................
............................and a closer look.
I had a look through my binoculars to see if I could find any intrepid walkers on any of the hills. If there was anyone I didn't see them. I know there'll have been someone trekking around.
Now here's a couple of panoramas of the Minnigaff Range
This is the above picture on CleVR
This view can also be seen in glorious full screen here.
Back at the Old Bridge of Palnure I spotted something diving way down the burn. I had to zoom in a long way, here's the result.
The only bird that I can see it resembling is a female Smew. If I'm wrong perhaps one of my ornithological friends could put me right.
I wonder if this is the last we'll see of the snow ?
(Apart from tomorrow's walk with the Wigtownshire Ramblers that is.)