Snow is Starting to Bore Me

The Rowan tree for which my cottage is named. The photo of this in the snow has become a tradition for me each year.

If you look back at that photo you can see my watermark in the bottom left corner – it is a brush based on a photograph of this very Rowan tree.  This tree was originally planted along with a series of Rowan ans Laburnums to commemorate those making the sacrifice of fighting in world wars.  Very few are surviving now and this one is on borrowed time.  I have planted a Rowan in my garden and I hope when the time comes for this to be removed that the Council may allow me to provide a sapling to be planted in it’s place.

Another day spent in my walking boots – with white skies and white stuff falling out of them!  It has been a proper full on blizzard from early morning until 6pm tonight and looking out into the garden where no one has tamped the snow down we have had around 40cm of snow this week altogether.

You can see how low the visibility is in the first picture and here is one along the road from the porch:

Okay I know it is pretty but I am fed up with it now … unfortunately two pooches I know think it is just as exciting as it was the first day it appeared.  The floor in the utility room was getting so wet and slippery I put a strip of spare carpet down (an offcut form the stairs being done)  Pup has tried three times to drag it through to he lounge – it is about 2 m long and 0.5 m wide and he folded it up to try and fetch it through.

So here are some pictures of the pooches playing in their winter wonderland:

He stole my snow!

Trying on ticking to look like my Big Dog (ticking is the white markings on the GSP)

I got it! Taming the wild nettle stem

Oh look there is some more over here! (more snow that is)

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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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