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Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:09
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

 the pale ghostly figures dancing in the breeze should put the wind up the gents once they're well 'tanked up'. 


I think the 'wind up their gents' is the least of their problems Dove... 

I'd go for Pyracantha or Berberis too. Marvellous! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:04


It's a tricky bridge because it's narrow and quite long with a bend at each end. You sometimes have to just take a chance and go for it! 

Steve - yes, I had a really smashing day. Snow, sun, views to die for,  and some nice people to chat with on the way.  What's not to like?  


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:59

T'bird - just as well Hosta isn't here - I expect he'd say that would be the best treatment for a cat! 

I'm afraid I'll be asleep by the time you need a shout out...  You can do them for a bit tomorrow though if you don't have time - I think 

I miss my heated seats too 

BL - the squirrel's already helped himself to some of my little allium bulbs, so I don't feel very kindly towards him right now  

How would you like us to amuse you and OH Dove? 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 12:53

They won't mind if you don't know their names Dove...

Lovely sunrise pix. Don't think you'll be sitting out much today BL 

I came home to a disturbed squirrel - sounds like that Little Britain sketch again - and then watched him try to get into the bird cage - unsuccessfully. I almost felt sorry for him...almost 

He was trying to gnaw through it though so it's probably only a matter of time 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 12:48

It's a bonny place BL 

The biggest problem when you drive across the bridge is all the tourists standing on it getting photos taken .....  

I'll get me coat...

Snow - I've posted quite a few pix from the Loch Lomond area on here, but I'll do a couple later if you like. I posted a nice one recently coming back from some of the hills past Arrochar. Ben Lomond bathed in early evening sun  Callendar is a lovely place. Ben Ledi overlooks it, but I often wonder if the residents don't notice it as it's on their doorstep - so often the case! 

John - just as well you didn't ask David how he 'touched up BL' ...

Haha - hoho!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 12:39

It's a drop between the owner's garden and the parkland beyond. There's no physical barrier (like a hedge or fence) to obstruct the view, but animals can't get in, The impression is one of a continuous, unbroken piece of land, without the problem of stray coos trampling your prized cabbages!

It was a trick often employed in gardens of large country houses, but can be used by anyone. 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:03

I've still to watch these, but I read the article, so thanks Phaidra. 

 I agree with Monty about William Kent. He was the innovator, Brown just rode his coat tails. I can admire his achievements, I just didn't care for much of what he did, removing many formal gardens etc. Bridgeman helped restore a lot of the beautiful parterres later.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:57

I love those hay bales 

BL - Killin is where the Lawers range of hills are which are in that last pic. It has that beautiful set of falls on the river - Falls of Dochart. Very pretty.

Loch Tay is on the right hand side and the hills are on the left once you've cleared Killin. It's a popular hillwalking area. I was lucky enough to see a Capercaille when I was there many years ago. It's one of their breeding areas. 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:51

Morning all - we've decided to share the cold weather with you all. Positively mild here compared to the last few days  

Glad you got your power on a bit earlier Pat. Hubby can get his coffee machine on then?  

Steve - we complain about it constantly, but the rain's what makes our lovely landscapes isn't it? Couldn't bear to live somewhere arid and dusty.

Hosta timed it just right Dove. Unfortunately, it'll probably be worse when he gets back!

T'mill for me, so I'll have a quick look round before  I go. Wrap up warm everyone  

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 21:45

When the weather's glorious Pat - it more than makes up for all the other days when it isn't! 

The Stirlingshire/Perthshire area is really beautiful - not just in the hills. It's well known as one of the most gorgeous parts of Scotland. Big farming country too - rolling fields of grain 

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