Category Archives: Scotland

Pollok Park

A trip out today to Pollok Park. Virginia creeper around the Edwardian House: Standing on a bridge over the river Cart Zooming in: Looking for horses that bite and kick: Autumn is here, but this Indian Balsam is still flowering … Continue reading

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Summer doodles, and more

Hello all – how’s July for you so far? Here in Glasgow it’s hot, and I am hiding in my study looking out over our garden with berries ripening, potato plants thriving- so much promise, so much sun. But, luckily, … Continue reading

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If trees could talk

I walk past this tree every day on the way to my office. In the early morning the quad is quiet, with maybe a crow hopping across the grass or a cleaner scurrying about between the buildings. Later in the … Continue reading

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Shetland

Back from a quick weekend break to Shetland. The views from our hotel window in Lerwick was amazing:Niall spent a lot of time looking at divers and working out what they were: We didn’t see many Shetland ponies, but here … Continue reading

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Loveday

Spring is coming, finally. It’s been a hard winter and I think the blooms are 2-3 weeks later than last year, but looking out at my garden I see an explosion of forsythia blooms, and our narcissi and daffodils are … Continue reading

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NetNarr DDA 132

It’s Burns Night this week, so for yesterday’s DDA (which I am doing late) I chose Robbie Burns’ Address to a Haggis, translated it into Portguese, then into Bulgarian, and then into English. Here’s the result: Hagis Address Honestly, your … Continue reading

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sky

I’m always looking at the sky – my camera is full of pictures of sunshine and sunsets – so¬†Kim’s weekly photo challenge¬†is right up my street this week. The pic above is of Bridge Street subway early one morning a … Continue reading

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Who are you looking at

A wander around our local park earlier to use my new fancy camera A lot of the birds seemed to be staring and asking who the heck we were to be in their space.    

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The Lion and the Unicorn

It’s a funny old day … in a not funny at all sort of way. A weak and wobbly bigot is teaming up with some truly awful abominations, and all we can do is sit and watch. It looks as … Continue reading

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Rain

There’s a poem by Spike Milligan I’ve always loved, and I think of it often living here in rainy Glasgow: There are holes in the sky Where the rain gets in But they’re ever so small That’s why the rain … Continue reading

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