Monday, 24 December 2012

out and about

Around Sayla we mooched about in the countryside, it was beautiful.
Little lanes, big tractors, carts, cows, fields with maize, wheat, etc.
Lakes full of birds, some arriving for the winter like these demoiselle
cranes arriving from Siberia.    They formed a huge black clock, such
a remarkable sight.    These are not little birds!     They are as tall as
all 5'3'' of me!   After a while some broke away and flew further west,
whilst the others had to decide their holiday spot.

There were storks and pelicans also arriving for their winter holidays.

it's all about cows

and some of the lovely people we met along the way

and quilts

and beadwork

amongst other things!


Radka said...

Different way to spend Christmas :-)
Not as wet as here!

Tiggy Rawling said...

Ah Radka, I wish. I am on a catching up mission.
We returned at the end of November, so chilled out it has taken a time to get round to blogging what with the festive season and all that. One more post on our trip.
In the New Year, refresh and ready to do, I will try to be a more diligent blogger!