Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Scotland - Day Two ....

We arrived in darkness last night.  The cottage is isolated, no street lights to pollute the night sky which was bright with stars and planets and a slither of silvery moon. Spectacular.  No knowing what our surroundings looked like, I couldn't wait to throw open the curtains this morning.  It was crisp, bright sunshine and this scene greeted us outside ....


We have died and gone to heaven!


21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, could a morning wake up be anymore spectacular than this! What a great shot you captured - they are majestic and the light was perfect.

    Sounds like you are really into a Scottish holiday which will be awesome from morn til night. Are you staying for Hogmany too?

    I'll be in Devon for Christmas - crossing the pond next week. Weather sounds a bit iffy down south even - bringing thermals and boots!!

    Greetings for the season - enjoy your time up north.
    Happy New Year too -

    Mary

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    1. Dear Mary,
      It could not be more spectacular! Alas,we leave on Sunday but Hogmany would be wonderful here. Devon at Christmas sounds wonderful but I would bring wet weather gear and your thermals.Hope you have a wonderful time:-)
      Di
      xxx

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  2. Di,
    Most delightfully two beauties you caught there. Wonder who was most surprised when you flung the curtains open, you or them, lol. But I have to admit, if you are going to have a welcoming committee greeting you on your first morning, I can think of no better then these two fellows to do it. – gary

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    1. Hi Gary,
      Not sure who was more surprised, but they are certainly not shy. They were there again this morning but brought more friends with them, 14 in total. They are most welcome!
      Di
      xxxx

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  3. Dianne! oh my gosh! those are gorgeous, (elk, right?) or are they deer? NONE the less, my gosh they are so tremendous and your photo is tremendous too.

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    1. They are red deer Renae, absolutely gorgeous in silent majesty. I am in love :-)
      Di
      xxxx

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  4. Have a wonderful time...............catch me a haggis
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hi Shirley,
      Thanks! I have been trying to catch a haggis for you, but they are slippery little suckers :-)
      xxx

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  5. What a wonderful sight to see on opening the curtains.
    Your holiday is going to be magic.
    enjoy
    val

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    1. Hi Val,
      "Magical", you chose the correct word. Thanks for coming with us:-)
      Di
      xxx

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    1. Hi Honey,
      Indeed! How's that poochh of yours settling in?
      Di
      xxx

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    1. Love your ice skate photo! Thanks for popping in.
      Di
      xxx

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  8. OMG!!!!!!!!!! How can it get any better Di!

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    1. It does get better Robyn. The mists rolled in over the loch this morning, blanketing everything in a hoar frost - magical!
      Di
      xxx

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  9. THIS is what it is all about to me, Di. Nature. When we see it in the quiet of our souls, there is something that stops us in our tracks to remind us who we are....THANK YOU FOR THIS TOUR MY DEAR FRIEND! Anita

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    1. Anita,
      You would love this place. Add it to your bucket list :-)
      Di
      xxxx

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  10. Magical! Fantastic photo, Di!
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  11. WOW!! (Is Santa on his way? :)That is amazing, dear friend! You have a FABULOUS time...I anticipate this will be a most relaxing and magical stay...
    Keep sharing! :))
    Love to you,
    - Irina

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