Latest posts by Fairygirl

What did I buy?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:03

It's a little Alpine phlox of some kind I think, Dewdrops 

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:01

You posted at the same time as me there Liri. Glad to hear 'normal service' has been resumed 

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:59

I'm so envious of your camera and your skill Sheps!  Stunning pic  

We had a resident weasel at the last house. He was delightful to watch. They're fantastic little animals  

Wish me luck

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:51

D'you want a loan of me knee braces Lou?  

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:49

Thanks Liri.  The river levels are still desperately low . Hope your water butt's filled up a bit at the cottage!

GD - at the front of the trees in the foreground of that pic - just to the right of centre, there's a solitary swan.  I was hoping it's mate was waiting nearby and I just couldn't see him/her....

I was hoping to take a pic of the Lake of Menteith on the way through The Trossachs, as it was looking beautiful, but there's no place to safely stop at the best viewpoint. It's Scotland's only lake 

Fortunately - the lush growth was still quite dry too  

The bracken can be hideous if you're going through it when it's wet. It gets up to almost my head height in summer. I'm only little....

The long days are good, but the short wintery days are also fantastic. We've been very lucky to have a lot of clear days though. Often the summer's the worst time to walk in terms of good visibility. The changing seasons can create such diversity in a landscape 

Wish me luck

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:40

Terrific Lou. Never to late to get fit and do 'stuff'. Good luck   

And, re the pub,  it's always good to have a 'target' to aim at....

Independence Day?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:38

Philippa - do you mean he's up ***t creek without a paddle?....

Quite so fidget. I also had to laugh at the ludicrous knee jerk reaction of some wumman with a one year old son who got her knickers in a twist because he was being subjected to this decision about his future that he had no say in....

Don't remember anyone giving a toss about my thoughts ( or those of my peers )  on the subject back in the seventies - and I was a lot older than one.

Welcome to the real world love....

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:23

Those are beautiful GD. I particularly like the ladybird, and the moth (?) He's stunning  

A few from today at Benvane in Balquidder. I've posted lots of views from many of the hills all around here, so I've picked a few different pix instead   

My camera batteries were also running out....

Looking west down Loch Voil from the road between Balquidder and Ballinore (where the hill is) with some of the Crianlarich hills in the distance

Coos in the river and Stob Binnien's flat top poking up through the bealach in the middle

 Stopped for a little break and managed to catch a meadow pipit singing and pootling about on a rock. They're usually too quick off the mark!

Another view of Binnein and some of the other Crianlarich hills - I like the shapes and contrasts the hills make

and you can't have a hill without the inevitable sheep  


Posted: 25/06/2016 at 19:48

Normally after flowering Frankie, as you can tidy the spent flowerheads and also take a little bit off the foliage. You do have to be careful about cutting back too far into older growth, as they often just die back completely  

Mock orange?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 19:12

I like the Syringa thing too! My Mum used to called purple beech 'copper beech',  and as a child, I could never understand that, because I could see that the green stuff (and we had a huge hedge if it in the garden) was copper in winter. The purple stuff is  a funny caramel colour initially, so perhaps that's what she meant.

 Every time I see purple beech in late spring, it reminds me of her  

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