The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Friday, September 30, 2011

Photo #273

A Crisp Fall Day

The east wind was fierce this day-
but the sunflowers that tower over me have sturdy trunks-
not just wimpy stems!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Photo #272

There truly can be too much spagetti squash!
This garden plot is near my little garden.
My garden has absolutely zero spagetti squash-
one of the few winter squashes I don't like to eat-yuck!
Perhaps this gardener has left them in the hopes
that they will disappear?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photo #271

Taken at World's End Pub in Edinburgh
Just when I think I have posted all the pics from Scotland-
I come up with yet another. These packets are condiments.
From the left we have vinegar,ketchup,mayonaise,tarter sauce and mustard.
I think?
At home our condiments are just covered with the makers
name and not quite as appetizing or appealing
as these cute little packets.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Photo #270

Summer is over!

My veggie garden is pretty pathetic looking,

but still chugging out food. These winter squash

will be yummy soups, gnocci and who knows what else!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo #269

Remodeling bathrooms....

Wonderful once done-but a messy path to completion.

At least we are able to do most of it ourselves!

The best part is we now have new flooring-

this is where we needed an expert-and now the

gorgeous carefree Marmoleum has been installed!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Photo #266

The First Day of Fall!
There are no red, orange or yellow leaves yet-
the very dark mornings are what I notice.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Photo #261

Sculpture made by Andy Goldsworthy from one entire Pilot whale skeleton.

On our last full day in Edinburgh it was so rainy we spent a few hours just looking at the exhibits in the Early People Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland.
It would take weeks to see everything in the entire museum.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Photo #260

Peaceful Tweed River by the town of Coldstream

A beautiful day to be fishing.....
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Photo #259 and more

Flodden Battlefield Monument
Russell with battlefield behind him. You can see the
monument far off in the distance on the left.

Russell's brother Rick insisted on our going to Flodden Field
just over the border of Scotland and England . We obliged and
we're glad we did. Thanks to Rick we had a nice adventure
and saw a bit more of Scotland and a tiny bit of England.
We took a train from Edinburgh's Waverly station to Berwick upon Tweed.
Then a bus from Berwick to Coldstream and finally a taxi
(we called ahead) from Coldstream to Branxton.
We spent two hours at the battlefield of Flodden and then the taxi picked
us back up and took us back to Coldstream. We had a pint at a nice pub and
wandered til it was time to take the bus back to Berwick and the train
back to Edinburgh. Nice day-thanks Rick!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Photo #252 and more

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day so we spent it wisely.
Rather than doing croft chores we took a small Whiskey tour
along the Spey river- a very nice day.

Intensely working men, as they are paid by the barrel-
most of the work is repair work on barrels sent in.
On avaerage each man repairs 20 barrels a day.
This was fascinating to watch.

Finished barrels ready to be reused ....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photo #249

Pastoral view from our bedroom
We're now at Muir of Ord at our friends croft
Loch na Mhoid. The weather's a bit temperamental
but we're having a great time.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Photo #247 and 247.5

A Long Walk Along the Leith
Our first full day found us wandering
and having a lovely day! Going from Belford
to the Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Dean and onto Stockbridge.
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Shadow seen within the Museum of Contemporary Art
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photo #246

Edinburgh Castle
We spent our first day wandering the streets of Edinburgh.
Didn't dare go back to our B and B as we would have wanted to sleep!
Today we will explore along the Leith River,
go to the Museum of Contemporary Art
and back to the Raeburn Place neighborhood
where there are galleries.
Eventually we will find an Italian Restaurant for a nice lunch.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Photo #245

We are here in Scotland!

Arrived in Edinburgh about one hour ago.

Grey skies but warm and lovely to be here.