So today we sailed off to the beach – one of many little islands dotted around the Scottish coast. It was a bleak day, mostly…muggy and grey. I only took my phone camera with me to snap a few shots, so here they are…
This was the view from the ferry – see how grey blue it all is? But interesting things happen on the water…
A rusty old fishing boat
A yacht. (Not mine, sadly!)
I found some jellyfish….GIANT jellyfish on the empty beach as the tide was going out…
My walking boot for scale
These things were like something from a horror movie!
Look how clear the water is though!
We found some ancient standing stones – I took this in black and white to highlight the “faces” I see there. I see faces in most things!
I tried to rescue an escaped cow that couldn’t get back in her field…..she ran away from me and her friends gathered around moo-ing defensively. I left them to it. Scary things, cows are – especially in a gang!
On the way back on the ferry, I just had to take a photo of this adorable lighthouse!
As we waited for the train, I saw this……now someone did make a face with this….didn’t they? They did. So funny!
I took this photo last night when out with the dog. Again its the local Abbey (12 century dontchya know!) and what struck me was the single cherry tree – which is now very old, blooming as much as it can. I think the surrounding trees are struggling to flower this year….I have noticed that less and less blooms are appearing as each year passes. In fact, the council are now starting to chop a few trees down, which is very very sad, but if they are diseased or something, maybe its for the best. Down below the Abbey is the river which cuts through the town. It hosts so much wildlife, like herons, swans, ducks, otters, kingfishers, etc. This was taken in the evening so its getting dark and not much can be seen, but I thought this was a nice shot anyway. I’m trying to record the Abbey as it is, before it becomes a visitor centre with a glass frontage (ugh!).
We just came back from a few days away. Well….it was supposed to be a “few”, but turned out only to be two. Saturday, Sunday, returning Monday. Now we actually went because of the dog. Let me explain….in a word, Fireworks.
Fireworks are the bane of our lives. From the last week or so in October, through to the middle of November, these things are let off randomly around where we live. Not including the big main “event” on the 5th. Our dog is terrified of them, and scrabbles on the floor, runs around the house, hides in the darkest cupboards, in an effort to escape. She shakes and pants and panics so much, its awful to watch. So, this year we booked a little place in the middle of nowhere, in an effort to get away from them.
It was a log cabin, surrounded by hills and water. (not the cottage pictured though)
Lovely walks in Autumnal woods
Being here was so relaxing and peaceful. But there were still fireworks. So we came home again. Because thats what we do. So far the night seems quiet, so fingers crossed. But the colours at this time of year are quite stunning – my phone doesn’t do them justice, sadly. But still….I love the countryside.
Hubby allowed me to post this – only because “its the back view” he said. He isn’t keen on getting his photo taken, ha!