From sprouts to sunset
A collection of images to illustrate our run-up to Christmas.
Above, endless Brussels sprouts in the Elgin branch of Tesco this morning.
Below, a handknittted tree decoration made by a dear Norwegian friend, and the Norwegian flag bunting that is an essential part of our Christmas decorations.
The wee chap in more detail, for the knitters among you and especially Christine and Judy.
As we drove north yesterday through the gales and rain which have battered Scotland recently the motorway signs were warning of ferry cancellations to Shetland. The islands' Tesco store (Tesco again!) ran out of food as a result, but re-stocked by dint of chartering a Hercules transport plane.
My attempts to get an in-focus shot of the signs failed - not for want of advice from my family. "Zoom out, OUT, Mum!" "NOW, take the shot NOW!"
After a stormy night today was calmer. My daughter and I walked by the Spey in the last of the daylight. The shots below were taken just after 3pm.
On these short days any glimpse of blue sky is precious.