Monday, 25 April 2011

Easter hols

First of all, I hope you all had a lovely Easter, and thank you very much to everyone who's commented on my blog over the past week or so. I'm sorry I haven't had much chance to reciprocate but I'm up at my daughter's in Dumfriesshire for the Easter holidays and my grandsons have been keeping me busy. The weather has been gorgeous, and we had a great day at the beach on Friday. I actually got my feet wet in the sea, so you can tell how warm it was.

My daughter lives close to the River Annan, and I love to go for a walk alongside it and watch the wildlife, especially on a beautiful spring evening such as yesterday's was.

On my walk I met a local man out with his dogs, and he told me that there are otters in the river and that  last week he saw three there early in the morning. I'm not very good at early rising, but since I was awake at 6.15 this morning, I thought I'd get up and go and see if I could spot them. Needless to say, I didn't, but I did enjoy being up at that time in the morning, with no-one else around except the birds and a few cows and sheep. The sun was up when I left the house, but there was low mist lying in some of the fields and over the river, eerily beautiful.

It was also very cold at that time in the morning! I think I'd have to be up even earlier to see the otters, so I don't think a repeat performance tomorrow morning will be on the cards!


mamapez5 said...

What beautiful photos. My first thought 'Tranquility'. It almost made me nostalgic for England! (I did say almost!) Here in Spain we had rain all day yesterday, and clouds for most of Easter. That's almost unheard of. Most of the special street processions were cancelled for safety reasons,the first time it's happened in many people's memories. It's still grey today but the forecast says we are back on track with full sunshine by Wednesday.
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with your family. Kate x

Lisa Jane said...

Ooh what beautiful photo's
I love the peacefulness
Hope you have had a lovely Easter
Lisa x

Sally H said...

Stunning photos, Lynne! good for you acting on impulse and getting up and going out. I've spent too many mornings this holiday not doing that! We had a wander in some of the quieter parts of Clumber today, but over the other side of the lake looked very busy. Enjoy yourself x

Stella said...

Your photos are amazing; I can see why you love this area so much.
Enjoy! Till soon!

craftimamma said...

These are stunningly beautiful photos Lynn. Thank you for taking time out of your family visit to share them with us.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

What gorgeous photos, Lynne. Early morning is just the perfect time for taking pictures isn't it. I, like you, am not good at getting up early though, but it's definitely worthwhile to do it every now and then. The mistyness on that river is just beautiful.
I'm glad you had a great time with your family. The weather has been amazing hasn't it.
hugs Lisax

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