An everyday account of a craftsman living and working on Speyside, in the county of Moray,Scotland.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
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.
Oak 'Stag' rocking chair. Completed this week, and ready fordelivery.
Carving detail on rocker arm.
Carving detail from the top of the rocker back leg