Friday, March 03, 2017

Ben Lomond

Friday, October 09, 2015

Mist over The Trossachs

The developers have their eyes on this area for housing. Dunblane ( top right) has been ermarked for more housing and Park of Keir ( bottom right) is where  Judy Murray waants to build  tennis centre, museum to her son Andy, golf course, hotel and ..yes of course housing.

Yes, of course, we locals are up in arms bout it. This is our Greenbelt. Now we are being called the `"Greenbelt mafia"!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The eyes have it...

Eye x-ray

Had my annual check up with my optician in Bridge-of-Allan and she very kindly let me photograph the monitor with my eye x-ray.

Not for the first time have I been struck by the similarity between the eyes and the planets.

But maybe I should not be surprised. Afer all we are all stardust.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Body Snatchers- Callander

This is the six sided watchtower in Callander built during the late 18th century to guard against the body snatchers. There werent enough legal bodies for medical research and there was a flourishing business in Edinburgh led by Burke and Hare to dig up freshly buried bodies for research. Anxious relatives had this watchtower built and it was used to guard the graveyard.

View of the Trossachs from the red bridge in Callander

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Saturday, October 13, 2012


Bones from my studio: ( left) Eskimo sculpture made from whalebone and (right) a sheep’s jawbone picked up from walking on the Ochils.

Well, this got me thinking about Luminate , a new festival on ageing  launched this month in Scotland and this quote from Confucius.

“Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator."

Daily online photographic diary

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vulture-Blair Drummond Safari Park

Vulture - Bird of Prey section, Blair Drummond safari park

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Visit to Blair Drummond Safari Park

                                            dwarf mongoose

                                            white-tailed seaeagle

                                         turkey vulture

Spent afternoon in Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Discover aperture!

I have just got aperture and this is my first photo using it. This looks like being a great tool. Wish I had taken the plunge and downloaded it before.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bridge of Allan

These "triffid" like plants are rampant along the Allan Water river in Bridge of Allan.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009


Loch Maree

Beinn Eighe, part of the Torridon range of mountains

Just back from a few days in the Scottish Highlands.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Drained reservoir, Sheriffmuir

Cracked earth

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Dog walking - Mine Woods. Bridge of Allan

The other day the local freesheet, Allanwater News, published a photo of a dead dog to illustrate a feature on some controvery over new paths in the Mine Woods.

That dog was ours, Chas, who passed away some six years ago!

This is our new dog, Miles, walking in Mine Woods. Ok all spaniels look alike - but believe me to their owners they are very individual. For the record all the above photos are of Miles...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tragedy on the Sheriffmuir reservoir

Back in the winter a deer attempted to cross this frozen reservoir. The ice cracked.
It fell in. By the time a rescue party arrived it was too late.

A week later Miles, my Springer spaniel, took off across the frozen water, and I watched horrified. What to do? He was unharmed.

One of the many animal footprints in the snow...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fishy tale -Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

Photographed outside a resturant in Sharm El Eheik.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Silver birch - garden

Sometimes a neighbour's tree adds to the vista from your own garden. This is the case with this Silver birch in the garden next door.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monday, December 01, 2008

Big freeze- Scotland

Icy conditions, worst frost of season. Spiders webs are frozen. One of the roses in my garden.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sheriffmuir reservoir

Autumn reflections in the Sheriffmuir reservoir

Monday, April 16, 2007

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tillicoultry Glen, Ochils

An afternoon walk up Tillicoultry Glen with Miles, my Springer spaniel

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Riot of colour

some of the colours I found on my evening walk


Hope Holistics said...

What beautiful close ups.

sunset over the Trossachs

Monday, March 13, 2006

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Season of ice and mist

Taken from Sheriffmuir road, Bridge of Allan.

darkKn1ght said...
are you a photo grapher of wad.....chicken