Scurdie Ness lighthouse, near Montrose
One of the many Stevenson lighthouses (this one was built by David and Thomas), opened in 1870. The elegant tower is 39 metres high.
It was a beautifully calm day, and very mild for the end of December. I liked how the little clouds were suggestive o…
The little village of St Cyrus perches above a huge beach, now a nature reserve. Traditional salmon fishing using nets was carried out on the beach for many years, and there are several old stone built ice houses which were used for keeping the salmon ch…
Merry Christmas 2018
Wishing all my ipernity friends a very merry Christmas and festive season.
Thank you for your wonderful photos and kind comments throughout the year.
With love from Rabbit xxx
Winter Solstice 2018 (things can only get better...?)
It was a grey, damp day today, the winter solstice, but the sun did manage to come out for a few fleeting minutes on our walk from Charlestown to Limekilns. Happy Solstice to all our ipernity friends. From now on the days get longer and brighter. Let'…
Hole in the wall
A Happy hole-in-the-wall Fence Friday to all!
Taken during a gloriously sunny long walk from Cockenzie to Gullane, mostly on the shore. Days like this are a particular treat in November.
Suspended in time
November sun setting behind the Queensferry Crossing, the new bridge over the Forth. The criss-crossed lines are the cables of this elegant cable-stayed suspension bridge, and the block on the right hand side is a lorry crossing the bridge. The perspex…
Travelling slowly into the light (and a picture for Pam)
Tanker making its slow way down the Forth and into the north sea, on a chilly but sunny November afternoon. The bridge is the new Queensferry Crossing. I took the photo from the Forth Road Bridge - the original road crossing over the Forth which was rep…
Roll of Honour - Scottish Parliament
The names of the 134,712 men and women listed in the Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour are currently (Sunday 11th November) being projected onto the wall of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, with each name appearing on the wall for about 1…
In October 1936, people in the east end of London prevented a march by fascists, in the 'Battle of Cable Street'. Trade unionists, Irish dockers and labourers, communists, Labour Party members and people from the Jewish community joined together to oppo…
Look at those muscley arms!
Culross fence and flowers
Fence, flowers, Rabbit.... HFF and have a great weekend, everyone. What a relief to have ipernity working again - thank you to the maintenance team!
Another from Dundee - the Discovery Centre in the background, the masts of the RRS Discovery. and reflections in the 'moat' around the new V&A design museum.
The new V&A and RSS Discovery on Dundee waterfront
The brand new V&A design museum just a few weeks after its official opening, looking splendid in the autumn sunshine. Next to the gallery is the RSS Discovery, the ship which took Scott and Shackleton to Antarctica. The shadows on the side of the museu…
The green, green doors of Lanzarote
Buildings on Lanzarote are harmonious and pleasing. They are all painted white, and woodwork, doors and shutters can only be green (inland) or blue (near the coast). There is only one high rise building, in Arrecife. The total effect is calm and beaut…
not the most effective fence!
If the job of this fence is to stop you from falling off a high cliff, well, it could perhaps be more effective..... Still, I'm pleased to report that we didn't fall off, despite the flimsiness of the fence. On the path to Lago Verde, an extinct volcani…
nearly the last ever photo of Rabbit.....
We walked up to the Punta Ganada in the north of Lanzarote for this fantastic view. About half an hour after this photo, we had clambered to the top of a nearby ridge and discovered that the camera bag - in which Rabbit was hitching a ride - was no longe…
Happy wheaty Fence Friday
Tempting as it would be to run through this glorious field of wheat, Rabbit knows to stay on the right side of the fence.
Happy wheaty Fence Friday!
SLOW DUCKLINGS CROSSING
HFF and mind the ducklings!
[never seen slow ducklings before - mostly they whizz about like turbocharged furry tennis balls with flippers...... ;-) ]