While much of the rest of the country has experienced major snowfalls, Annandale - Scotland's secret paradise - has had barely a sprinkle. This was early this afternoon.
It was a lovely wintry scene looking over the fields.
The garden is carpeted.
So who are these visitors?
The male pheasant was camera shy, despite my best efforts. But his two girlfriends didn't seem to mind my presence.
Pics © Skip Cottage