Thursday, 28 October 2010

First snow.

The first snows of the season fell last week, and thankfully, have now thawed from all but the highest hills. Winter has to come I know - but surely not in October!

After last winter,(the harshest for thirty years) there is something of a sense of impending doom, about what may happen between now and next April. Snow shovels are already flying off the shelves of the local agricultural supplier, and cupboards being stocked up in advance of Winter's seige.

Inspite of that, Autumn is still putting on a wonderful show for all with eyes to see, and the colours on Speyside at the moment would surely rival New England.

With the end of October comes the pheasant shooting, and myself, Emma, and the dogs, were out beating and picking up on a local estate last Saturday. The day went well, with only the odd snow shower, and Autumn sunshine in the afternoon. The Labs loved it, and worked so well for youngsters!

We will be out again this coming Saturday, and will hopefully avoid a soaking.

Best regards,


 Oak 'Stag' rocking chair. Completed this week, and ready for delivery.

Carving detail on rocker arm.

Carving detail from the top of the rocker back leg


1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that you've had snow already! I'm kind of envious...

    All the signs down here point to another hard winter - wildfowl arriving early, big autumn colour. Hard here in the south is nothing like hard where you are but I'm already worrying that our wood pile looks a bit meagre.

    I love the deer slots detail on the arms/back of the chair. You can tell it's made by an outdoorsman and someone who observes nature. Nice job!