It's great to see cuckoos back on the farm - a sure sign of summer. This individual was working hard to attract a mate this evening!
What a treat we had this evening, hope it's not our last viewing of the northern lights this winter :)
We enjoyed a brisk walk to the top of the farm this afternoon, to take in the views of Thornhill village, Carse of Stirling and the Fintry Hills beyond. The sheep seemed to be enjoying their walk too!
It's no secret that the UK has been battered by wind and rain in recent weeks, so this morning's cold and bright conditions at @thebraesbnb were very welcome!
From this favourite oak tree near the top of the farm, we were rewarded with beautiful views of the rising crescent moon and the discs of Venus and Saturn (see right hand side).
Looking forward to more sky-watching under clear winter skies!
Well, 4 seasons have passed in a flash in Channel 5's "A Year in the Wild" series.
We really enjoyed watching the @lomondtrossachs wildlife on high def TV, but it's time to don walking boots and binoculars again, to catch a glimpse in the flesh!
We're really looking forward to this new wildlife series, which starts on Channel 5 on Tuesday 10th November, http://www.channel5.com/shows/loch-lomond-a-year-in-the-wild/episodes/episode-1-729.
We hope the sights and sounds will bring great memories for our Braes B&B guests, as well as enticing new visitors to this beautiful part of Scotland. Check the programme out and let us know what you think!
October weather has been very settled @thebraesbnb so far - cool, still air and slowly clearing mist each morning. Beautiful conditions for showing up spiders' webs on the vegetation.
Worth waiting up to see this rare event! The red colour of the moon developed well during eclipse, before night-time mist took hold.
It was really interesting seeing the eclipsed moon alongside the stars - the bright moonlight normally washes the stars out.
Ben Lomond from The Braes, September sunset
It's been a great start to September here, dry and sunny - a great help for our long list of outdoor jobs, !
The sky around the house is busy with swallows and house martins, getting ready for the long flight to Africa. We're enjoying the antics of the greedy fledglings, who are still keen to get a feed from mum or dad!
Robin & Eilidh