Saturday, 16 February 2013

My camera's holiday

One of my excuses for the lack of posts recently has been my camera going on holiday without me on a father-daughter skiing holiday to Austria.  Out of solidarity with our son, who was back at university, I elected not to go with them.  That skiing is possibly my least favourite activity - I would rather go to the dentist - was also a factor.  Although I am quite tempted by snow-shoeing, so perhaps next time.

Above, daughter helmeted and goggled and balaclava-ed.  Below, the view from the top, and then the view from the cable car.

A day's break from skiing was thought advisable, so the narrow streets of Innsbruck were visited, and much coffee and cake enjoyed.

Now that I have my camera back, I do have some Scottish snow to show you - more soon.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

An iris called Gordon

Suddenly, it seems, the days are longer.  And just as suddenly the spring bulbs I planted in the autumn as an act of faith against the darkness of winter have come into flower.  First were the snowdrops, but very soon after is Gordon, a tiny iris reticulata.  

This picture is for my daughter, now back at university.  We know a small, cheerful Gordon, and I hope this cheerful iris brings back some happy memories for her.

And for my son, also back at university - if I'd baked any chocolate  brownies I'd post a photo for you!


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