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Whew.....an exciting week!

Last weekend, Carol and I had a splendid break to the Grant Arms Hotel at Grantown on Spey. "Themed" to offer quite superb bird and wildlife watching adventures around an area of Scotland which is renowned for it, it was a fascinating experience. Though the weather was NOT good ( taking the camera in the hope that a "wow" picture might just appear was a total waste of time ) the input of the rangers, hotel staff and other comprehensive back-up facilities around Strathspey was just first class. That, really, was excitement enough for us but, on Wednesday evening ( and at least 24 hours early ) my younger son's wife, Kellie, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy - Cameron - so the adrenalin level was ratcheted up again.....I'm not TOO sure if that's a good thing at my age! Both are very well and we are looking forward to visiting them on Sunday.With this week's weather again being pretty lousy for picture-taking, I've spent most of it in the office on admin things. Calendar orders are beginning to accelerate, of course ( isn't it frightening that 2012 is only ten weeks away?) and feedback from customers who have already bought the new editions has been excellent.

While uploading more stock to Peel Farm, near Alyth, I also found time this week to pop in to the airport at Scone. I have provisionally booked a flight over the Angus Glens with Peter Malone ( who works in the control tower there ) and thought it would be a good idea to try and cement a date and time with him; the plan is to catch the best autumn colours with a fine, clear morning. ( The pic attached here, taken in March, is looking up Glen Prosen to Mayar and Driesh; the November view, I hope, may be even more spectacular ). Sadly, in flight, I'm not too good physically in the Cessna, particularly staring through the camera viewfinder for an hour ( unbroken ) but the potential excitement and magnificent scenery of a quite gorgeous part of Scotland is too good a chance to pass up, especially on a cold November morning. The latter has been hard to find in recent years, granted, but if it coincides with the chosen date and time, stand by for some terrific new images.....as I've said on numerous previous occasions, watch this space! 

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