One early morning over the weekend, the dogs and I climbed up to Kestor and were greeted with a view over Devon which resembled peninsulas and islands in a white sea. Chagford is somewhere under the first big white expanse. It was just beautiful. There was a strange haziness in the air too:
Sorry but I have to press some more views of the mist sea upon you.....
Looking back at Kestor as we walked home. I love the way the sun is catching the haze:
Something I've never seen before - lack of awareness rather then it being an unknown phenomenon - a shadow of Kestor on our little hamlet:
That sunshine was a rare thing this week without there being rain with it. Most days have been dull and wet. These poor cows' backs were covered in dew one morning:
The murder if crows is still around. I'm trying to get some good flying shots but this is the best I have managed so far:
Snippet really is camera shy at the moment.....
A lot of fungi are collapsing;
Whilst some are going strong. This Witch's Butter comes and goes all winter:
These little ones come up every year and look like Chanterelles but I'm not sure enough to put them in the frying pan:
Hawthorn berries are fading to this beautiful dark, crimson red:
Another member of the murder sits on the Long Stone:
OB noticed this tree whose leaves have been ripped off on one side by an very strong and unusual South Easterly wind:
I haven't included the obligatory Meadow Pipit for a while but here it is today. I feel better now for it being here. I've been missing them.
I love this picture of Jack. I wonder what was so interesting in the distance.
Today I had my annual diabetic review AND a mammogram all before 1.00pm. Not much fun but important, especially as I've asked to be referred to Exeter for an Insulin pump. I know in the States, most type 1 diabetics use them but we've been extremely slow on the uptake in this country. When it was first suggested to me some ten years ago, I was very reluctant as it was clunky and offered no real advantage to me as it had no way of monitoring my blood sugar levels. I have always had a problem with my levels plummeting overnight and then rising steeply before waking and no one has ever been able to solve it. As a result, I am constantly tired and the hidden consequences are ones I try not to think about. Despite the problem, my overall control has always been good and I have no complications, but recently, there have been slight changes in my retina and I've been struggling with control; Insulin pumps are now completely different and can offer integrated glucose monitoring as well as being much lighter to wear so I decided, now is the time to to go for it....Devon's NHS budget allowing. They are expensive. I'll keep you posted.......
All the cards have been sold in theory, but I will probably be ordering more as I now have none for myself, so let me know if you would like some. See the previous post (http://dartmoorramblings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/cards-are-ready-but-id-be-fired-by-lord.html) for details.
So until next time, here are the dogs in one of rare sunny moments, Snippet still managing to avoid full disclosure. Have a great week everyone.