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    Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl

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  1. Seems to have passed relatively uneventfully here. Woke up in the middle of the night and listened for a bit, but didn't sound particularly wild. Certainly nae bawbag. A look in the garden and no evidence of wild stuff, although the house is in a pretty sheltered location.
  2. Pretty quiet here wind-wise. Was hoping for more of a bang to kick off the winter season. Garden is nuts right now; been a crazy year. I have lupins and fuchsias amongst others in full bloom mid October combined with massive apple drought on the trees. Even the lawn is still up for it but getting too wet and squishy to cut. Need some proper seasonal weather and quick to put an end to this weird year.
  3. We had a bit of sunshine here earlier when I was out with the wee yin walking the dugs. I wasn't expecting rain, so have been very lucky; not long home and the heavens have just opened in to give a torrential downpour.
  4. A really nice late summer day today. Took advantage with a walk along the Southern Upland way to Minch Moor summit near Traquair. Touching 17 C at times in the sun. A light breeze to keep you cool though during the climb, so perfect. Heather reaching the end of its bloom, but still fragrant. Had tae keep dragging the wee yin away from the blaeberries so we could make it up and down on time. Lovely; borders at their best.
  5. Well, last night made me think about it maybe being time to put the heating back on in earnest. Although this morning is very pleasant with blue skies, albeit a liberal dose of dew is evidence of last night's chill. Few phone photos from a walk up Black Hill (near Earlston) the other day showing late summer flora. Unfortunately sunshine was only fleeting.
  6. Im stalking you and checking out your posting history! :closedeyes:

    1. lassie23


      :shok: why am i hearing the Jaws theme in my head.

    2. skifreak
  7. Been no a bad few days. Quite warm and sunny at times, with a good torrential downpour yesterday. Dry and mainly sunny the day, although I see the rain incoming from the west on the radar. Off tae French maritime alps the morn where it's a nice upper 20's in the middle of the day and sun splitting the heavens. Cheese and wine aisles here I come!
  8. I can imagine, what with that Bungle suit on.
  9. Crackin day. Mainly sunshine from around lunchtime onwards. Did the works; washed the car, took the dugs up the Eildons, then had a BBQ, then went for a wee cycle up the hills behind as the sun was starting to get low; really lit up the barley. A bit of a breeze, but that was nice as it kept you cool on hill climbs. Mixture of phone and decent camera snaps:
  10. On the subject of phone photos... Snap of Plockton from the edge of the hills behind it, where my daughter (featured) is on holiday with her granny. Picture-sque even when overcast. Brave wee soul even went in the sea for a swim; right little Katie Morag that she is.
  11. Thanks both for name and advice. Are they a match for yellow loosestrife lol? I'm not sure there's anything in my (cottage style) garden which doesn't need kept under constant control. --- Lovely sunny morning here, albeit pretty breezy.
  12. Anyone know what these flowers are called? Farmhouse near us has them in orange, and now I find them on a restaurant table. Really want to get some for the garden as they come in all sorts of colours. Nobody knows their name though. They normally have long stalks. Up to a metre or so.
  13. Mainly blue skies here for now and approaching BBQ weather. I'm washing the car and flies firmly out in force after the recent rains. Need the jungle juice on or I'd be eaten alive. Not midges mind - we don't really get them here - just b'starndin flies.
  14. I'm happy. Aye, garden was getting very dry and given I just did various bits of transplanting before the heavens opened, it's meant I didn't need to do lots of post-operation watering the past few days. Also, my Rhubarb is back with a vengeance after a poor early crop. Rain can stop now though please. It's Friday.
  15. Few phone photos from today's dug walk. Very pleasant, if still a little breezy.