Two days in Scotland for the New Year and a couple of sketches.
A frozen Loch of the Lowes in Selkirkshire. Quite a contrast from the atmosphere of what is essentially the same view that I drew on 31st August last Summer. The loch was almost completely frozen over apart from a short patch of clear water near the shoreline.
and a male Brambling feeding in my brothers garden with a mixed flock of Chaffinches, Siskins and House Sparrows.