Friday, 6 September 2019

A panic on Speyside...

Well done to those of you who correctly deduced that I was in the Highland village of Carrbridge on Monday. And congratulations to YAM-Aunty for providing the best porridge recipe and anecdote!

While up in that part of the world we went for a walk beside the River Spey. I had wandered on ahead when suddenly I noticed Gail reaching for her camera! For a moment I panicked that she was not going to include me in her photo of the Devil's Bit Scabious flowers beside the track, and I had to rush back to her at maximum velocity.

Fortunately I was able to get into position to pose for this week's Nature Friday picture of these delicately pretty blue blooms which brighten up our late summer meadows.

Phew, what's a relief to once again be able to join Arty, Jakey and Rosy for their ever wonderful Nature Friday! 


  1. I bet she never would take a photo without you Bertie... you are the center of aaaaaalllll things... absolutely.

  2. Hari OM
    Phew - that would have been a fail on Gail's part, would it not Bertie lad??? Glad you had the zoomies and managed to fit in there so elegantly.

    Thanks for the vote on the porridge... I think it might be impawtant to point something to those who are unaware...
    OAT MEAL - dried oats, often rolled;
    PORRIDGE - oatmeal that has been prepared with water and salt.

    Specific definition. It's oatmeal only until it is cooked, at which point it becomes porridge.

    It is likely the Scots word came out of the English word 'potage', meaning thick soup. Many cereals can make a 'porridge/porage/potage'. It is not of Gaelic origin - that word is 'brachan', which means 'mess'!

    Micro-lesson over! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  3. We just love your beautiful Scabious flowers, Bertie!

  4. You are just so cute! We always smile just at the name of your blog. Happy weekend!

  5. We're glad you made it back to Gail in time. You definitely add to the beauty of those flowers Bertie.

  6. Whew, that was a close one...but you made it and WOW, what a gorgeous Nature shot! The run in was definitely worth it! ;-)
    Arty, Jakey & Rosy

  7. Funnily enough, at Morning Tea the 'gardening members' were just talking about Scabious flowers. Thanks! We're happy you got back in time to pose, otherwise it would have been a boring photo.

  8. Would not have been anything without you in the picture Bertie! Glad you got back in time
    Mabel & Hilda

  9. Oh Bertie, that was a close one dude! You knows that pic would be BORING without your handsome face!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Happy Nature Friday! The photos are always improved with the presence of a terrier. It's a good thing you saved Gail's pictures....whew, that was a close one!

  11. Ohhhh Bertie what a wonderful race to the camera...and WELL done Gail you clicking finger was speedy. I love those flying WFT ears.
    thank you for the welcome home wishes.
    OH and Bertie I saw tons of K9s on our hikes.
    I snapped a few via permission and a few from afar.
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. We love the running action shot! You can do it all when it comes to modeling for the camera!

    Kiki and Rosie