Almost home

Scout and I enjoyed a couple of almost warm and mostly sunny walks one day earlier this week. We rounded the last bend of the street just before home and found we liked the way the smoke from a nearby chimney was wafting through and across the treetops.

Almost home (and two Narnia streetlights)

The second of our two walks that day took us along the coastal path to a sunny little spot that is often warm in the sun even if the overall air temperature is low. It proved to be so that afternoon, and we enjoyed a pleasant few minutes in the sun. Never one to be still too long, Scout was soon pushing for us to move on.

“Let’s go!” (I like how Scout almost matches the diagonal lines in this one – but as far as Scout is concerned, it’s about her, not the lines…)

I was surprised by how low the sun was, although I shouldn’t have been given we’re approaching the shortest daylight hours very soon. The next photograph was taken before 2pm but seems later:

1:37 PM

We hurried along the path for a few more minutes, wanting to enjoy more of the sun and sparkling water before darkness fell and winter returned. Yes, the rumour is that we’ll be experiencing a little more snow sometime next week. I’m trying not to get too excited, but please let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, as somebody once sang. Not me.

1:35 PM (I couldn’t think of a caption)

Almost home! Not too bad. I’ll leave it here this week, and wish you a wonderful weekend ahead!

PS For anyone excited by the baking adventures I’ve been having as prompted by Nigel Slater, I had a go at his banana and cardamom cake, and it was pretty good. Banana and cardamom cake

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

13 thoughts on “Almost home”

  1. A wonderful walk, pc, thanks for taking us along. I enjoyed your winter observations with the chimney smoke, low sunshine and chilly temperatures. And I hope you and Scout enjoy the snow that is predicted. Enjoyed the photos a lot, my friend, and wishing you a happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Jane! We’ve just got home from a snowy walk, and yes, Scout could pull us along, but we’d have to wherever she wants – there’s no negotiation when she’s excited by snow!
      I hope your week is going well – you’ve got a super cold blast of winter there – stay warm!


  2. Beautiful photos, especially loved Scout and Almost Home!!🙂 Would have loved to see a photo of your banana and cardamom cake, since the prospect of me attempting it diminished when I had to weigh the bananas.😁 Thank god Harper has made sure we celebrate the holidays all month opening presents, because after watching The Banshees of Inisherin (my relationship with Brendan Gleeson is on hold) and the World Cup I may be too exhausted for the rest of the month. What a fantastic final match and loved Mbappe’s hat trick! I may be able to talk about the final result by the time the Premier League returns. Enjoy the week and your wonderful baking!😁


    1. Thank you! That cake is long gone, but I could be persuaded to bake another…
      The Banshees of Inisherin looks a bit bleak, and I’m hearing Brendan’s character isn’t that sympathetic? But Brendan though!
      What a final, all the drama, but now let’s get back to what is important – Everton avoiding relegation!


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