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Camera Talk

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:16

Next set coming up GD  

That's beautiful pair of pix David. I love it when water is like glass. I wanted to take some photos yesterday en route, where the loch is acting like a mirror, but the problem is stopping as the road isn't always suitable.

This time - I have the correct hill names...unlike last week. I will get around to correcting them at some point...

Intended doing a couple of Corbetts, but due to my stupidity, I had no maps and the batteries didn't charge properly, so, only having a compass which needs a map,  I decided to be sensible (for a change) and only do the first one. Meall Tairneachan. 

Nice easy approach from the Foss Baryte Mine road, north of Aberfeldy. This was on the way back and the sky was quite pretty by then


Looking north - nice clouds!

Looking north east to the Beinn a Ghlo hills which I did around this time last year. Bit too hazy to get a really good shot of them unfortunately

Looking west from the summit trig to Schiehallion ( the HIll of the Fairies) - Aberfeldy's iconic Munro. 

Looking southe over the little loch - nice moody sky!

The Lawers and Glen Lyon hills, just to the south of Schiehallion

Heading back along the ridge, I startled a little flock....

It's ok - we're safe!

Pano looking south. Sheep had gone safely round the little 'knoll' on the left!  The Lawers, Glen Lyon hills to the right, with Schiehallion on the far right. Hmmm - is that Hosta's boulder there?

Peacock butterfly on the way back

I stopped to get a pic of Ben More and Stob Binnein (the two iconic Crianlarich Munros) on the way back along beautiful Loch Tay. The Lawers hills are on the right hand side of this road, but I couldn't get a good enough place to stop and take one of them unfortunately.

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:33

Leverage is the key aym. I'm on my own so no other strong hands to help.

If it's for a compost bin, and they're all a similar size, you can just use them as they are. Doesn't have to be fandy unless it's on show.  Screw together at the corners, maybe a bit of 2"x 2" for  corner posts if necessary. If some are a bit bigger, you could dig a trench to sit them into to save cutting them down. One for a lid, which you can line and cover in plastic, just to give a bit of weather protection if you want, and to retain heat and moisture. The sides can be open anyway for air flow, or you can use something breathable to retain moisture as well. I used an old table and chairs cover for mine. 


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:27

Morning all/afties Pat - lovely to see those cheery colours welcoming spring  

Hope Hosta hasn't fallen asleep at the wheel...

Brilliant news Wonks. Makes the whole 'getting up on a Monday' thing so much easier! I wish you loads of luck with it  

Been awake since half seven, as well as a few times in the night, but had a good sleep. Must do the walk pix but I need to find another method of putting them on as I often end up putting on the wrong one as there's always a few that are similar.. The size of the photos on the file that opens from the icon is tiny. Will need to use my laptop facility and write the numbers down of each one. What a faff. At least I should get the names right this time, unlike last week....

Dull and cloudy here but dry so I hope to get some more done outside. I'll have a look round herefor a bit with another cuppa first though.

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:17

You need a crowbar ideally, but I've done it with a hammer and chisels, plus a lot of brute force and ignorance and a lot of swearing...

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:15

Hosta - it's a stunning piece - Hugey McHuge Head  

I miss my 4x4 - getting along some of those rough glen roads in an ordinary car isn't great 

I live beside a very wealthy suburb - full of mums in their immaculate 4x4s  which are used to take the kids to school and lunch with their friends. They also have no idea what size they are, so they take the view that if they drive up the middle of a narrow road, they're ok...

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 21:04

Ladybird - it's in a famous garden in Florence - the Boboli. Not far from the 'Davids' though 

It's by a sculptor called Igor Mitoraj

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:36

He was having a bad hair day, pansyface... 

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:22

I don't get the need to quote an entire post instead of deleting the unnecessary bits - especially when immediately following it with one's own.

Several people do it on the walking forum I use. I usually skip their posts - life's too short...

I don't get apathy. but I can't be a***d to do anything about that....

Scroggin - I do like Modern Art, but I can see why others don't. Can I persuade you with this? 



Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:06

I think I'd build a run which you can move around. Much cheaper than rabbit proofing an entire garden, and easier to manage.

You'd have to completely rabbit proof the boundary using a sunken barrier of mesh to about 18 - 24 inches. After repairing the damaged fence of course. They'll just dig under it otherwise. 

A tree is my garden is very sick

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:55

Think I'd agree with you nut. No point persevering with the rose. 

It might help to see the other plant from farther away. It doesn't look too good either though...

If it was me, I'd take both out, and start afresh, after rejuvenating and tidying up the ground  

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