A southern bloggee
and recent visitor-if only very much en passant-
has sent in a stunning image *of the Old Manse in the recent snow, albeit during the early stages before it reached the 30 foot level. The title: 'Lest we forget' i
mplies that such weather conditions are unusual. Far from it -the bores will barely mention this episode when droning on about 1947, 1970, 2002, 1805, 1066, the snow of May 1997, buses on the frozen Tweed etc etc ad nauseam
. I know that the bloggee in question is off on a cruise to the Antartic in the near future. Fully kitted out by Tyndrum's finest may suffice for the South West Passage, and in Hutton Walruses may be rare but nothing can prepare one for a fearsome blizzard on Hutton Hill, with the only living creature able to survive such savage extreme conditions is Rosie (or perhaps Boots) the cat appaering wraith like through the white out with sparrows dripping from her fangs. Move over Hound of the Baskervilles you ain't seen nothing yet
* suppressed under the Prevention of Terrorism act: Cap 2 XII : Images likely to cause alarm and despondency.