We have been fortunate enough to miss the worst of the winter weather so far compared with near neighbours, having to cope mainly with very strong icy winds, making the wind chill factor very low, making wrapping up warmly the order of the day.
Strong winds are not new at this time of year and I am minded of the verse from Burn's poem Rantin, Rovin Robin:
"Our monarch's hindmost year but ane,
Was five-and-twenty years begun,
'Twas then a blast of Janwar win'
Blew hansel in on Robin."
This relates to the time of Robert Burns birth in the cottage at Alloway, when strong winds blew the gable-end out of the building, and mother and baby had to take temporary shelter with a nearby neighbour.
Thankfully all survived to tell the tale and hopefully our roof stays on!
The weather has not stopped the intrepid Eileen Williams from getting out and about and she was able to capture these lovely images of our Church at Auchincruive which are shown here.
ALL PIICTURES BY EILEEN WILLIAMS Click on pictures to enlarge.