Monday, 31 December 2007

farewell 2007

goodbye and, for most of the people Spot cares about, good riddance to 2007, and hello 2008. Happy New Year to everyone, may peace and goodwill prevail.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

christmas log

happy christmas everyone from Spot's blog's dogs and logs, and Harriet.

Friday, 21 December 2007

winter solstice

well not quite because tomorrow is the shortest day, but the sunset tonight was a fitting marker for mid winter and the promise of the return of the light. The weather was very similar last year, it seems that these calm dry cold days are common around Christmas time.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007


I saw this buzzard fly down and land next to the pheasant; I think it was considering eating it but flew away when it saw us. The pheasant seemed totally unconcerned. Poor light explains poor photo!

little and large

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Sunday, 9 December 2007

stormy waters

the Tamar in spate this morning. The tree on the bank above the ladder is a useful reference point for comparison with calmer days (qv) at the same spot.


a cheeky collared dove seeking shelter from the rain and stormy winds.