Some pics from the highlands

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Quite the norm up here , wind and rain . Especially with the autumn coming in . Not that it changes much from the summer we've just had . Think there was also snow forecast in a week or two probably the tops of the mountains . From the bridge bellow Inverness castle you can see Ben Wyvis ( a mountain ) , it's normally a good gauge of the weather , when the snow arrives on the top you know that's the start of the cold weather not far off and same at the end of spring , no warm weather till it's all gone again .

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Round here we know summer is over when they start the beet campaign :glad:  and as the Eurofighters pass overhead in skeins like geese you can see the thier furry undersides where they have grown thier winter coats...hold on ,what the fck was in that air freshner?

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The first frost has arrived today for this end of the year.  Had to scrape the car windows this morning . Brrrr , at least there's nice sunny days be it cold ones .

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Lovely pics :)
I was once walking in Switzerland and came across a herd of Highland cattle near the village of Bergun. Swiss cattle are brown too, but don't have that Wookiee hairyness :)
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Thanks , the pics were just taken with my phone so the quality isn't there , but there are plenty of photo opportunities around  for the different landscapes at different times of the year , the same place could be pictured and look completely different from summer to winter . I'll be adding more to this and I'll pop some fresh ones up as the winter comes in

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Omg ..frost...yesterday I started to fold down some of the leaves of my Bannanas and the chickens arnt so keen to lay. Back door is now shut  as are most of the windows . Full tank of oil...polytunnel put to bed chickens on the veggie patch...yep winters almost here.

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Yeah it's nearly time to get the big soup pot back out lol , started clearing up the garden last weekend , Pruning back the plants that are dying back and taking in the pots that have the less hardy plants in .

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Hmmm much the same here just a gaggle of rather sad begonias still hanging in. We moved from the south coast, never realised just how much shorter the summers were. We cannot realy get much out of either Canna Lilys or Ginger Lilys. Tho fortunatly the Cordylines and Chusans are fine.
Thames valley where I did most of my growing up,we were always knee deep in snow.


I will now adopt a quavery voice and grab a zimmer frame and say....I remember the winter of 1963...... lol


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It's quite a difference a few hundred miles make , we went down to Scarborough with the kids in June , just to get them used to longer journeys , been getting them a little further each time . But the difference even in day light hours was quite amazing , it was dark there by 8pm ish where as its not dark here til after 10 ish at the same time of the year . And so much warmer too , which wouldn't be hard lol

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The last bad winter we had up here was 2009/2010 , traveling down the A9 to Aviemore you go through a point called the slochd summit , the snow was level with the tops of the mirrors on a transit van . When we reached Aviemore to the job we were attending the snow was had buried the calor gas tank , about 5 1/2 ' deep !

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Crikey! Yes the difference in light quality from south coast to here is noticeable,so from here to Inverness,it would be quite different.
Down south we never needed to turn the heating on till after Christmas. Here Im lucky if we get away with October.

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What .... You can turn it off lol , nah ours went on about a week ago and will quite probably be on till about May 

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Roughly average Oct to late April ,thats here.

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Not that far off then , all this cold weather is good for business for me anyway lol most other trades up here quieten down to an extent for the winter with the weather coming in

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Your a Gas Geezer? Yes? ....we are so primitive in this village we have no gas  :O  but we do most of us have main drainage.

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