Monthly Archives: October 2010

A beautiful autumn morning

Floating leaves Well, there’s no doubt a lot of leaves have fallen.  Many from this chestnut tree will have fallen into the Bronie Burn and who knows where they will have gone. We’re still raking, blowing and generally keeping the … Continue reading

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What a beautiful sight

Autumn colours At the bottom of the drive the chestnut tree is now looking distinctly short on leaves compared to the thick green masses of only a few  weeks ago.  It’s interesting as we look out the window and see … Continue reading

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Snow!

Snow on the roof! Well – who would have thought we’d have snow in the middle of October?  It was cold last night – but even so it was an unexpected surprise to get up this morning and see a … Continue reading

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A few less leaves

The new toy Two days ago I was watching the leaves from within, today I decided it was time to have a go with my new toy.  The conclusion I reached by the end of my two hour stint in … Continue reading

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Leaves everywhere

Leaves everywhere I’ve just returned from London.  I was down yesterday for a business meeting, and from leaving home at 5.15am yesterday morning until returning earlier this afternoon I was completely unaware of the leaves.  However, now I’m back I can’t … Continue reading

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Garden contrasts

This week we’ve been enjoying the autumn colours in the trees, especially the horse chestnut across the road which is aflame with colour.  In contrast to the organges and yellows in the trees, as I was walking round the garden … Continue reading

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Swallows remain

The swallows are still here, and we’ve watched their acrobatics over the weekend as they take their food on the wing. Did you know that migrating swallows cover 200 miles a day, mainly during daylight, at speeds of 17-22 miles … Continue reading

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