Saturday, 17 December 2011

Photohunt - Joy

The joy of kids (even big ones) having their own pool to play in!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Photohunt - Lights

Lights from the Christmas fair in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Photohunt - Rain/Wet

I found this difficult as I don't often take photos in the rain, and if I do, they tend not to be very good.
This one was taken just after the rain stopped, and shows one of Scotland's many lochs (very wet!)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Photohunt - Two

I couldn't resist this picture of my two boys for today's theme. It was taken about 6 years ago at Noosa Beach north of Brisbane. I think you can tell by their faces how cold the water was!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Photohunt - Light

When light is split by rain droplets it creates............

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Photohunt - Broken

We found this strange broken fence post on the top of Ben Chonzie.......

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Photohunt - High

An iconic building for this week's theme......

Friday, 21 October 2011

Autumn in the Trossachs

A few pictures from a short October break.....
Day one - view of Loch Katrine from the top of the diminutive but interesting Ben An on a squally, blustery day.
Day two - We climbed the much more challenging Ben Lomond. The view back down over Loch Lomond was spectacular in the sunshine.......


and also north to Ben More and Stob Binnein, the two snow covered peaks in the distance.........
and although the weather was mostly kind, occasional hailshowers blew in when we were at the summit. You can just see one to the east over Ben Ledi here.......


On day three we gave our legs a bit of a rest and did a gentle low-level walk around Loch Ard, encountering  some interesting creatures on the way......
and the early stillness gave some wonderful reflections.......


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Photohunt - public

Public art on the South Bank........

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Photohunt - Covered

Climbing Ben Chonzie one day last October, we started off in mist and fog, then burst into beautiful sunshine at around 2000 feet. The glen below was still covered in a thick layer of cloud!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Friday, 16 September 2011

Photohunt - Wooden

We saw the remains of this poor old wooden boat on Barra this summer. We could still make out the name - The Boy David.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Photohunt - Greasy

My son ended up with rather greasy fingers after tackling this seafood paella!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Photohunt - Wrong

A dolphin leaping out of the water?.........Wrong! It's a balloon!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Photohunt - Symbolic

A small section of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

More Callanish

As an addition to the previous post I thought I would post a few more photos of the Callanish standing stones that we visited on our tour through the Western Isles a few weeks ago....

Although it looks deserted, there were actually quite a lot of visitors milling around and I had to position myself carefully to hide them behind stones so that they couldn't be seen in the photos!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Photohunt - One

One of the many standing stones at Callanish, Isle of Lewis (with one sneaky person behind it!)

.....and just to let you see the bigger picture, here's one of the whole site -


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Photohunt - Painted

The brightly painted houses of Tobermory.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Photohunt - Together

The girlies! Friends for over 30 years, we met when we started university and we try to get together about once a year. This photo was taken a couple of years ago when one of the quintet got married.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Photohunt - backwards

This picture was taken a couple of months ago as we descended Ben Ledi.
The best views were looking backwards towards the summit........

Friday, 15 July 2011

Driesh and Mayar

Driesh and Mayar are two munros (mountains over 3000ft) standing close together at the head of Glen Doll.
They are usually climbed together by heading up the Kilbo path that runs between the two then heading off to either side to take in the two hills. On our day out yesterday, we approached from a different angle by heading up the very steep Corrie Fee (a much harder but more interesting approach) then returning by the Kilbo path.

Heading towards Corrie Fee


Looking back towards Mayar from the summit of Dreish,

Lochnagar from Dreish

Looking towards Dreish from the head of the Kilbo path on our way back down.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Photohunt - Near

This was as near as I got to the summit of The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) on New Years Eve. The final approach was sheet ice and just impossible without crampons. I intend to have another go at it this summer.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Photohunt - Looking Down

 I took this picture "looking down" at my feet as I paddled in the sea at St Andrews about 2 years ago. Incidentally, my left foot doesn't look like that any more as I have since had an operation to straighten my big toe and it's so much prettier now :)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Photohunt - Cluttered

Cluttered........with buildings of all shapes and sizes..........

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Photohunt - fashion

A friend's 40th birthday party with a 70s/80s fancy dress theme. What bad fashion!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Photohunt - Standing

We were very surprised, when walking along a deserted beach near Gairloch, to find this young skua standing very close to us, seemingly unafraid of humans.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A funny old day.........

That's what it's been today.
First, someone gave me a very surprising answer to a question I was afraid to ask (and probably shouldn't have asked).
Then I recieved an unexpected email from a person who's surname I had failed to register when I first met them just before Christmas, and I nearly deleted it as spam! I wonder if that may turn out to be significant..........?


Funny the things life turns up isn't it?