On my way to the village to post some Christmas parcels I encountered lots of sheep, three dogs and their shepherds. It was a frosty morning and the scene put me in the right mind for Christmas for some reason. I know that despite it's idyllic look being a sheep farmer in the Scottish Borders is very hard work but on a splendid day like this it must also be a pleasure.
You can see the village of West Linton in the distance.
One man and his dog (although there is another dog in the picture too! As well as another man).