Friday, October 16, 2009

Woodland creatures

Hanna the Harvest Mouse

.... and her favourite Autumn fruits!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Autumn Colours of Scotland and the Garrigue

We know you will enjoy what the Garrique offers you, after all, it is cradled in the warm central heart of Scotland! Experience it for yourself and let it calm your spirit!

What is happening here now? Let me show you!

Bonnie Loch Lomond looking over to Rowerdennan and the broad strong base of Ben Lomond, it's summit lost from view in the misty atmospheric clouds.

The Golden Autumn colours of the ancient beech trees in wild Glen Affric can be seen locally in the forests around Stirling!

The famous game fishing river Earn meanders through scenic Crieff and on to Perth. It's waters full of trout and salmon for the fishermen. The banks are a haven for walkers to observe wildlife.

The golden colours of the Japanese maples to be seen in the local gardens, parks and castle grounds.

Loch Meig, in placid reflection, preparing for the cool winter blows in the crystal clear air.

Ancient Strathpeffer forest in the midst of the whisky trails and nearby River Spey, the source of Speyside whiskies. The forests here are the last stomping grounds of the Capercaillie, an equally ancient and secretive bird with an eerie cry and haunting sounds that will amaze you.

Somewhere at the end of this rainbow is the Garrique, a golden spirit!

In all this wonder, peace and tranquility lies but do be careful with the kiddies!
They do enjoy the outdoor life; splashing through the burns, running in the forest and startling the deer, but sometimes they can get carried away! Imagine and enjoy!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ornithology & Country Pursuits

There are obstacles to overcome but they have always been there

Try not to disturb the local fisher folk

Listen to the gentle buzz of the local workers

Our Security guard is always on the look-out for trouble and the occasional rabbit

You are guaranteed a good hearty breakfast before going out on the hills, if you can cook it

Our game warden is always happy to escort you on a guided tour, if you can keep up.

Unfortunately, he cannot walk on water, but he knows someone who can

If you are lucky you may even see the changing of the guards

If you want that cooked breakfast, you need to talk to our supplier

You will see other visitors in the summer but they are quite shy

You may need a warm coat for the winter, check with the locals.

Our crowd control expert works from an aerial position

You will come across the local harriers but they'll be past you in a flash

Some of our locals seem to see things only in black and white

While some might make you thirsty

Others are too busy showing off

Enjoy the company you find, tread lightly and take away only memories!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Garrique Cottage in March

Enjoy a sneak view of Ben Ledi and the Stirlingshire hills from Garrique Cottage near Kippen