The thing I learned today….. that the photos I took of the Aurora last night were total rubbish mostly due to the fact that I had no tripod or remote gizmo thingy (in my shed and I was not going out in my dressing gown to get them). And holding my breath for 15 seconds with the huge camera around my neck is not as good as using a tripod. But still, live and learn, and I have now got the tripod and remote gizmo thingy in the house set up ready to go if the Aurora ever appears again. Apparently Sunday is hopeful. I don’t think I could’ve made a worst job if I had tried, to be honest. Shameful.
This morning was a full on gale complete with horizontal rain so I made a massive pot of vegetable soup to do us for next week’s lunches.
And as quickly as it arrived, the gale was gone and this afternoon was splendid. We couldn’t ride because my horses were stuck the wrong side of a very full and flooding burn (stream). I had to visit the Minions anyway.
All were fine.
None the worst for the morning’s inclement weather.
And yes, I had carrots about my person.
I took this photo to show just how small and teensy-tiny Newt is by comparison to Sóley.
No one must ever show Newt the photo as he thinks he is 17hh. Oh yes, and rather an attitude on him at the moment. Something about wanting all the carrots.
On my way home, as the sun was setting, I met a hedgepig on the side of the road. He is a bit small for the time of year and now I am going to worry about his future.