Sunday, 3 February 2013

Four seasons by lunchtime...

Face 3 of 29 Faces & Sketch 6 of 75
Today, we've had gales, blue skies and sunshine, rain and I'm sure it has even tried to snow a little.  I knew it was going to be cold up this far north and I swear I'm not complaining, but I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever feel warm again! I just can't wait until we get the fireplace sorted out so we can have those roaring logs fires we've been dreaming of!

Credit S: Yesterday this Loch was perfectly still. Today, not so much.

We picked the right gap in the clouds to get the dogs to our new favourite beach - Strathy - which is about 8 miles drive away, for a good run about.  Back home now and it's bucketing down again.  We were told that up here doesn't get as much rain as the west coast of Scotland because of the mountains in the Highlands or something creating their own weather system with the Gulf Stream - a bit technical for me - but anyway, I'm yet to be convinced as there's been plenty of sky juice in the last three weeks!

Credit S: Strathy Beach - when the tide's out there are loads of caves under that cliff.

S has to drive to Glasgow tonight and will be away for the next 10 days finishing off the training for his job and sitting a final exam (which he'll ace!)  So, it's going to me just me and the dogs rattling round the house for a while.  He'll be away on my birthday on 9th February so I'll guess I'll just throw myself a combined birthday/pity party!! Kidding - I think the whole celebratory aspect of birthdays stopped once we hit 40.  Maybe we'll start celebrating again every year we make it past 70!

Credit S:  The whole beach to ourselves!

Credit S: The River Strathy meets the North Atlantic Ocean round about here.

Anyway, today is day 6 of the 75 day sketch challenge and I'm also linking it to face 3 of 29 Faces. Can anyone clear one thing up for me though - do we need to add our blogs to Mr Linky on 29 Faces every day? I'm not sure how that works?

11 comments:

  1. oh my gosh you live in heaven! Beautiful sketch as well!

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    1. thanks Laurie - It is beautiful here but then so is where you live!

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  2. Hi Nic

    Your dog is adorable. And your new home is gorgeous! It is snowing and -10c here today so I think you are in a warm climate!

    Those photos are so inspiring - they would make awesome paintings!

    xo

    Hope the fireplace is working asap!

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    1. Hi Eva, thank you. Yes, it's not quite -10 here but it is trying to snow and it certainly feels freezing. Can't wait to get that fireplace working!

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  3. Beautiful photos and I love your sketch. That is a sweet doggy face and those eyes, they SPEAK. :)

    As for the 29 Faces posts, I believe if you label them, "29 Faces," before you post them (on the top right of the edit screen), it should display all your posts, so when someone clicks on your name under the "Feb 2013" tab in the 29 Faces Challenge, they'll see all your posts. I will try it and find out but I'm pretty sure that's how it works.

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    1. thank you so much Ileana. And thanks for the info - I was a bit confused. I have labelled them so hopefully that's enough!

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  4. Your dog portraits are just wonderful!

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  5. I'm in love with your dog portraits! Wow, so talented! I'm so glad to have found you and your art! I will be coming back often! And as other's have said, WOW...gorgeous place you live in!

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    1. thank you so much! Your art is beautiful and I am very impressed at what you can do on an iPad!

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  6. You sure live in a beautiful place! love that beach! And your dog as well :-)

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