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FIRST FROST OF THE WINTER

This year the first frost of the winter season was on October 21st. It was quite mild but decorated the garden beautifully. Overhead geese were flying north.

Morning frost on ladies’ mantle.
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THE BEAUTY OF HYDRANGEAS

This September the hydrangeas have been spectacular.

So many colours on one plant!
Posted in Flowers, Gardens, Perth

AUGUST FESTIVAL FUN

I try to visit Edinburgh at least once during the festival. The streets are full of characters and fun.

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JULY IN THE COTSWOLDS

The unspoilt rolling countryside of the Cotswolds was a super location for a summer cottage holiday.

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EVENING LIGHT IN JUNE

In June the setting sun is in the north west illuminating the land in a way we don’t normally see. This is the River Tay looking northwest from Kinnoull Hill, Perth being lit by crepuscular rays from the setting sun.

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RAIN SHOWERS IN MAY

This year there were many heavy rain showers in May making the land very green indeed. No saturation added to these pictures!

Posted in Countryside, Trees, Weather

THE FIRST GREEN OF SPRING

It is always cheering to see the leaves of this huge willow tree near my house turn green in early April. A sign of the spring to follow.

Posted in Gardens, Perth, Trees

A LEONARDO DA VINCI SELFIE

In March I visited an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings in Glasgow’s lovely Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There was low lighting to protect these wonderful old works and they proved impossible to photo without my own image appearing – so I went with the flow composed a selfie composite of myself in Da Vinci’s ‘A deluge’ which was drawn in 1517 or 1518.

Posted in Art, Clouds, Exhibitions

SNOWPLOUGHING IN ALBERTA, CANADA AT MINUS 25

In February I had the good fortune to be in Alberta, Canada when a polar vortex brought a cold snap. The snow ploughs were impressive, huge and passed like steam trains with splendid puffs of snow.

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LONDON FROM THE AIR

At the end of January I journeyed to Canada and had to travel via London. I was dreading this but the flight over the centre of London with the buildings sidelit by early morning light proved to be a treat.


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