With this week’s mini heatwave it easy to forget that only a couple of weeks ago we could see snow on Skiddaw. Is that the last of it? Who knows?
After a week of bright sunshine Spring is gathering momentum in the hedges on the road down to Powillimount Cottage.
The Arbigland foreshore looks more like the Mediterranean in the April sunshine as this photograph taken on Powillimount Beach yesterday shows.
After a gap of well over a century a tall ship is sailing up the Nith again. Our friend Roy Kerr sailed past yesterday morning for the first time in La Malouine. She will be moored at Kingholm Quay initially and is to be used as a sail training ship. Sailing in South West […]
We are lucky to have a healthy red squirrel population and are reminded of that daily by this lttle chap (or chapess?) on our bird table.
This dead elm on Arbigland Beach was a striking landmark with its spooky skeleton shape. Alas it has not survived the winter storms. RIP.
Our holiday cottage guests this week have been treated to beautiful views of the Lake District looking more like the Alps in the snow!
All seemed doomed last night and early this morning when over an inch of snow fell. And then the sun came out and we were able to enjoy the beauty of the estate in all its winter glory.
On Monday (22 Sep) we woke to the sound of geese returning to the Solway from their summer holiday in the Arctic Circle. That is the first time since April and we now have 6 months of goose music to enjoy.
This wasn’t the first hint that this glorious Indian Summer that Dumfries and Galloway […]
It’s calving time at Arbigland again as the autumn calving cows give birth after a long hot summer of pregnancy.
The fields are full of calves playing chase in the afternoons including this cheeky little heifer.