Friday, October 27, 2006

The Promise of Winter?

It's been raining canines and felines these past couple of days, so much so that Dingwall, my local town saw parts of it evacuated due to flooding. Some local wags saw this as an opportunity to sail up and down the High street in their boats!
I avoided all this as i was down in Edinburgh working for Alpha Mountaineering as a safety consultant for the upcoming Irvine Welsh TV series 'Wedding Belles'. The weather was incredibly windy but the rain (mostly) stayed off.
It seems that the first snows have fallen on the tops last night and the air temperature up there is currently below freezing. I think that it will take a wee while yet to freeze the saturated ground, but it's a sign that winter could be around the corner.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Well, it's midnight on the 21st October and the cats and dogs are falling from the sky. There's 2 inches of standing water in the yard and it's 13 deg outside. Me thinks winter is a fair way off yet.