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Camera Talk

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 16:09

I hadn't noticed it either until mentioned. Fantastic..if sad...

Will do hill pix later, but I managed to catch some meadow pipits there. They're usually too quick for me...

This one was a lucky pic - it was on the way up and I didn't know if I'd even caught it.

Getting lunch for a young 'un 

These were on the way back down by a different route. There was a lovely 'flock' of them wheeling about and sitting on the deer fence. A few youngsters among them 

A little line of them here 

Wot you lookin' at?

Taking leaves off tomato plants

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 15:45

I do the same as Michael. I only have one of those daft wee growhouses so it can get a bit congested, and the leaves stop good airflow as much as anything.

Once the fruits are all set, I actually take quite a lot of the foliage off and it doesn't cause any problems, as they are then virtually redundant, but it's probably best to take some off just now, and then play it by ear according to the conditions you have. 


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 15:04

Home from the hill, showered, washing on and a cuppa is being 'had'. All's well with my world  

Hope to have some nice pix - will get them on just now. I  managed to get some of the meadow pipits which are in abundance on the hills, but they flit around so quickly that I rarely get a chance to  take a photo. There was a whole bundle of them on the way down - swooping around and sitting on the deer fence. A few youngsters among them.  They're so sweet...but I couldn't eat a whole one....  

Lots of hill fog drifting in and out the glen, and cloud hanging onto the tops, but the weather stayed quite fair. Rain was  forecast for the afternoon so it made sense to get out reasonably early.

Lovely pic chicky. Bet the chish and fips were good too  

Clari - you'll know the person well enough to judge how you respond, but how about a cheeky 'was beginning to think you'd emigrated!' type of comment....  

It was a bit late for Burns Night, Dove- perhaps he'd got a bit lost....

Wonks will be weary - I know I would! 


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 06:53

Yeh,  but Mr B is much nicer to look at than Jim, and you can always turn the sound off...

Jim's 80th birthday prog was excellent, and repeated recently, but I don't think it was available down south. He's a great character with a typically (Scottish) dry sense of humour. 

Neighbours fence falling down

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 06:50

'In a more harmonious neighbourhood' is the telling phrase DHR. Sadly, it isn't always the case 

Sometimes, you just have to find a way round it all yourself.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 06:46

Gorgeous Papi Jo. You look as if you've had some good weather fro plants to flourish. Very lush and green.

No smilies working - so 'smiley face'  for all of those!


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 06:39

Morning all who are up/afties Pat 

Off to walk in twenty minutes as it's ok but rain coming in the afternoon so will make the best of the morning's dry conditions.

The news is so depressing Pat. I tried to avoid it last night after seeing it online earlier. Watched the athletics instead which was quite uplifting, and badly needed.

Love the Rev Richard Dove. He always makes me laugh when I see or hear him    

Hope you're not too sore today BM, after all your hacking and slashing. My shoulder's a bit painful after tackling the giant pallet - someone didn't want that falling apart ! 

Will catch you all later, unless it stays dry and I get out to cut the grass instead.

Have a good day everyone  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:33

If you didn't plant the lighter one it'll have seeded in from somewhere. It'll be the 'common' one that grows anywhere!  

Your darker one is very nice - looks a bit like mine, which are Black Knight, planted a couple of years ago once I'd created a border along my new boundary fence. 

3 new rudbeckias

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:28

Those are lovely Richard. 

Sadly,  Bill was very unwell, and stopped posting here a while ago.... 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 21:24

T'bird - I meant to let you know that there was an episode of The Adventure Show on the other night. Cameron McNeish was walking east to west from Aberdeen, doing the most easterly Munro (Mount Keen) and finishing with the most westerly on the mainland( Ladhar Bheinn). Great photography. It was probably only on up here, but you might be able to download. 

I know we moan about the rain here, but that watering lark would drive me nuts! I had to water a lot during the dry spring, and a few plants got forgotten about because it's just  not something I normally have to do at that time of year  

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