Saturday, January 30, 2010

Satish Kumar "Earth Pilgrim"

TheTamshee: has just read an inspiring article by Satish Kumar The editor of Resurgence magazine has some wise words for the governments of this world. "Climate stability is straight and the solutions are simple, but scientists, economists, industrialists and polititcians are hell bent on making them complicated" Trees Are The Answer" any fool can make things complicated, it requires a genius to make things simple. E.F. Schumacher

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Beneath The Snow

TheTamshee says: with the nine-hole extension to Torwoodlee, just north of Galashiels, now fully matured, this venue has proved to be one of the most attractive in the Borders. The contrast between the parkland which dominates the original, flatter part of the layout alongside Gala Water and the challenging upper section, where some sloping fairways need to be dealt with gives the golfer plenty to think about. The surrounding Border scenery is also quite magnificent. I'm inspired to dust off the clubs and strike a few balls. Picture copyright @ Donald Ford Images

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Clearing in Selkirk High Street

Things are getting back to normal now that the diggers are out to clear the high street.
Check out our icicles!...
The longest man-made icicle measured 11 metres and weighed over 26 tons. These ones have a long way to go.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Arrivals in the Garden

Mrs Tamshee has been keeping an eye on the visitors. Heavy snow is effecting the first picture:

This is one of a pair of Goldfinches that we have on our feeders.

The Brambling may be a common bird in Northern Europe but this is the first siting we have had. This one seems to have joined our Chaffinch flock.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Doctor Regenerates

TheTamshee says: Dr Who "The End Of Time" had more twists than an alcholic's corkscrew. Gripping to the end; David Tenant will certainally be a hard act to follow but Matt Smith the 11th regeneration has the talent to bring a new dimension with a touch of comedy to the series.

Dangerous Tree @ Greenacres

TheTamshee says: remember not to park under this tree!! when visiting the Potter's @ Greenacres. Errosion of the dry stane dyke, coupled with a good strong wind could be "Timber"

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Migrating Thrush "Fieldfare"

TheTamshee says: these "Fieldfares" have made a welcome appearance in the berry tree at Inchgarth over the festive period.

Asteroid Impact "Apophis"

TheTamshee say: If you are interested in all things space, then navigate to original post and click on title link for an interesting article on the 880-megaton asteroid "Apophis" which is on possible collision course with our fine planet.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Melting Snowmen

TheTamshee says: it was a sad day at Inchgarth, the great thaw brought about the demise of Mr
Snowy & Mr Frosty