Tuesday, 16 January 2018

January 2018 // Days 8 - 14

January 8th, 2018.
A pivotal moment. Our first (proper) walk of the year and first big trip out of the house for a while for Baker. He did so well and despite two rubbish owners paying no mind to his 'nervous' lead, everyone else was fab and it was a success overall. Here he is with some woodland pals at our destination of the Garden Center. I hope for more moments like this in 2018.
If you are a dog parent and can go on walks freely without stress etc, please cherish that.

January 9th, 2018.
This looks lighter than it actually is, but this is what our council thinks is satisfactory safety for people walking to work in the mornings. They had Christmas lights on during the day, while it's light, but they turn off at least half the main lampposts when it's dark... This is a good day too because usually the side with lights only has every other (or so) light on. It is scary and dangerous, actually almost pitch black in places. :/

 January 10th, 2018.
 The Born Free gang! Huddled around my lush new tealight holder from the Edinburgh Christmas market.

January 11th, 2018.
This beautiful female Blackbird was one of the tamest I've seen in a while. She carried on having her dinner despite my being so close. She occasionally looked up, like in the photo, when she heard the camera shutter but was unphased, even when I stood up to walk away.

The second image is of a Redshank with some young Turnstones, who were very cutely huddled up into the seaweed (like the one right next to the Redshank). But for some reason, they were all following her and when she moved too far they got up and repositioned closer to here haha!

January 12th, 2018.
Hold on, what is going on? I'm walking home from job #3 at 4.15pm and there is still some light in the sky?! Fantastic :)

January 13th, 2018.
Besides going to Homebase with Dad while he bought door handles and randomly coming home with a rug after looking for a suitable one for 3 years, Mam and I had a walk around the walls to try and test a possible route for next months 20k. Unfortunately, the app I had cut out over half our walk and had us walk across the middle of the river...so it's back to the drawing board haha.
It wasn't the prettiest weather either so birds etc were scarce, but we did spot a good old Cormorant drying his wings. These guys always make me smile when I watch them do this!

January 14th, 2018.
Taking last minute photos for blog posts. Check out my 'What I Read in 2017' here.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

January 2018 // Days 1 - 7

January 1st, 2018.
Starting the year as I mean to go on.

January 2nd, 2018.
The first pretty sky of the year!

January 3rd, 2018.
When climate change effects breeding seasons and there are still young swans in early January! :/ Thankfully this beauty was with a small group of adults and I caught him enjoying a lovely dinner.

January 4th, 2018.
Rain, rain please go away.

January 5th, 2018.
Yay!! This year's adoptees arrived today and brightened up my afternoon. (It has rained almost all year so far - minus the 3rd - and my pains have pains).

January 6th, 2018.
Mam and I popped to Edinburgh today as we needed to return something and went to see Jumanji at the cinema too. Thankfully it was back to normal/ even a little quieter than normal, compared to the war it was in December. We got to have a relaxing stroll through the last day of the market and spent a little time with this guy and his friend.

January 7th, 2018.
I was out doing the 'big shop' today so didn't have too much time for pretty photos. Sadly we're ending week one with a filler - me editing a blog post together. I promise next week I'll try to get more outdoor shots.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

December 2017 // Days 358 - 365

December 24th. Day 358. 
Too busy I guess...
December 25th. Day 359. 
Baker's gifts ready for him to open! He's been itching to open them since presents started appearing under the tree.

 December 26th. Day 360. 
My Christmas 'haul'.

December 27th. Day 361. 
Back to work and back to forgetting to take a photo :( 

 December 28th. Day 362. 
It's sad, but I think that at this point I had missed so many days I subconciously had given up. Gutted.

December 29th. Day 363. 
Packing away Christmas for another year. I hate putting them up but once they're are up, it's sad to take them down!

December 30th. Day 364. 
As above.

December 31th. Day 365. 
Seeing the end of the year with the end of my last book of the year.

Well, here's hoping that I do a better job of keeping to the project in 2018. What a shame and rather disappointing, but nevermind! There are still some fab memories to look back on. 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

December 2017 // Days 351 - 357

December 17th. Day 351.
My newest Christmas decoration, from the RSPB store :)

December 18th. Day 352.
Always makes my day to hear the Starlings singing away in the mornings.

December 19th. Day 353.
Taking photos for a post on the main blog!

December 20th. Day 354.
Getting around to wrapping a few presents tonight.

December 21st. Day 355.
I loved this shot of the Black headed Gulls in their winter plumage, but had to include the snap of Baker and the bears too. These bears were up for 'auction' by a sort of local wildlife rescue and they had no bids, plus they were stuck in a plastic bag! I had to buy them and free them!!

December 22nd. Day 356.
Another blog post photo as I've been so busy I've barely had time to photograph anything else...

December 23rd. Day 357.
2017 Christmas Portrait <3