My Day

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.

7 thoughts on “My Day

  1. Judith Garbutt

    The aurora photograph is actually very atmospheric – I like it!! and the Minions are as gorgeous as always!

  2. Sharrie Brockhaus

    Aren’t they usually night creatures? Sure wish we had them on our side of the pond. All of your animals and crafty felt creatures are wonderful. You do a great job with this blog.

  3. annie vanderven

    if you are interested in stars etc you can get the app “Skyview” on your iPhone I think it is free my son put it in my phone. once you have installed just turn it on point it to the sky above your head and it will show you the constellation which are right above your head wherever you are standing… all summer I saw saturn and
    pluto (yes i know planets) but they are at their best sighting in summer… don’t know about Aurora borealis… Love living now we are so lucky with at least progress especially at my age which is flirting with 80!!!!!

  4. Linda

    I’m with you on the hedgehog – things like this cause worry to kick in spontaneously, don’t they?
    (I am a 3rd generation worrier…)

  5. diane in northern wis

    I love your kind heart, Frances….seeing that little hedgehog and worrying about it. I thought for a second there, that you might adopt it! Wow …..I can’t believe the difference in size between Newt and Soley. Incredible. I guess I didn’t really realize just how small your minions are. And they’re soooo cute.


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