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Camera Talk

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:21

Lovely piece of history GD - especially the steps.  Sad when that ends - economics eh?

The Cairngorms are very granite-y. The western hills are quite different from the eastern ones. Different weather.  Dundee (north east of Scotland) is known as the Granite city. 

That lump was about a foot or a bit more in length. Erosion means that you often get quite big patches of quartz on some hills.

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:57

All sorts GD - but a lot of granite. Running your hands over it is a delight. So smooth. Beautiful. Yet you can wander a few hundred yards and there are great gouges and shards that would cut you open.  

Quartz on lots of the hills too. Huge chunks of it shining on a sunny day. Better than any diamonds 

Tops of the hills can be completely covered with lovely rock formations

There's often a real mix from one hill to another, like in Glen Nevis. 

Things I don't get

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:49

Cupcakes...don't get me started...

What the **** is that all about? 

Nothing can replace a fairy cake. I may be slightly biased of course....


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:47

She's lucky she's not sleeping in the shed, doc.

Cheeky besom...

Night Wonks 

Listening to Johnnie Walker's 'thing' with Dolly, Emmylou and Linda Ronstadt (who I adore) and it's lovely. So sad Linda can no longer sing because of Parkinson's. Her version of Anna McGarrigle's Heart like a Wheel makes me sob like a two year old... 

Autumn Blues

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:42

No gaps here - these were in the last couple of weeks


and this was last October

Foliage for all year round and bulbs and a few perennials and annuals for extras. North west facing 


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:03

Ouch doc...hope she's ok  

My day was good enough (  ) until I came home and this had been put through the door. Daughter didn't chuck it out - she left it for me on the table....

That's her written out of the will then....


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:55

I'm a huge supporter of the Olympics philippa, but I've never bought a lottery ticket either and don't intend doing so. Your opinion is as valid as everyone else's, so you shouldn't feel you have to justify it 

I'd like to know just how much lottery money is wasted on bagatelles and junkets...

Not all sports benefit from lottery money either - so their success is down to hard graft and the kindness of the private individuals who back them. 

Anyway - the US Open's on now and Kyle Edmund has just beaten the fancied French player. Get in! 

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:19

How kind of you both. I wouldn't think my pix are good enough GD so I've never thought about it. 

Sheps - knowing how experienced you are with a camera, that compliment means a lot to me. 

Sorry to hear you're not well enough to leave GD - I can understand how frustrating that could be. Beautiful though the glens are, they're not quite so hospitable in the middle of January , so you're probably better off where you are   

I love the scouring of the rocks Sheps. It's wonderful looking at the shapes, knowing that they've been created by centuries of water and snow melt. In Glen Etive a couple of months back, I sat for a while in the burn on the way back, on the big slab of rock in the  first pic. Could have stayed there for hours 

Ancient ruins Verd? Do the neighbours know you call them that?   

Clematis Avalanche

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:57

It looks like mildew Dave - common issue. Lack of water is the usual reason for clematis looking a bit ropey at this time of year   

When they're very close up to a wall or fence, they get a bit sheltered from any rainfall too, so it's easy to forget that they could be a bit dry there.

Nice plant - the foliage is such a lovely shape  

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Frog traps

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:54
Dovefromabove says:

Pa was from a farming family - he flew in Wellingtons 


See original post

 Didn't he have any proper shoes Dove?...

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