From deepest, darkest Kittybrewster*- Comes winter dismal and gray; the darkness is upon us and we hope to get away. Herein lies granite, strong and sturdy- forever it will stand; but it ain't particularly purdy- the city a bit bland. The lights come on at 3pm- to help us find our tea; it comforts us … Continue reading From Deepest, Darkest Kittybrewster: a Poem
I finally took a walk through a garden here in Aberdeen: The Cruickshank Botanical Garden on the campus at the Uni (university). It was a spectacularly sunny day which are rare of late, and the sun was at its' characteristic low angle making most of the day the 'photographer's hour'. I strolled in through its … Continue reading The Local Garden of the Heart
Hullo there! We've been out of the loop lately and am just now getting back to this fine bit of internet you see before you. Here’s what we’ve been up to since July: In August hubs handed in his master’s thesis and we promptely got on a plane almost the next day to America and to visit … Continue reading America, I love your food (and other inklings from our trip home)
This has been a year of severity and its only half over. I took another walk on the beach last week similiar to the other one I took just a few months ago. This time to process the loss of my brother-in-law Ed whose short illness ended so abruptly. After losing two family members is such … Continue reading More grief…. Same ocean
Since 'pop of color' is the last thing you would see in Aberdeen this week as its just a unending blanket of gray skies and dullness, I had to resort to the archives for this assignment! Enjoy some fungus from among the firs in the Smokey Mountains.
If there is one thing that Scotland has is amazing and continuously changing light. The clouds are unique, creating a moving landscape. Capturing this on film is impossible with my current level of skills! But here is a 'light and warmth' attempt from a recent trip. I like how the sun makes pools of light … Continue reading Warmth and Light: photo101
We took a wee hike today. On the way we passed one of Aberdeenshire's many archeological mysteries, the Whitehill Stone circle. There are dozens of these things scattered across the countryside (in fact we saw another standing stone on the otherside of the mountain but could not get close enough to get a good picture.) … Continue reading Solitude: Stones and Hills (photo 101 Day 5)
We are living on the ocean for the first time ever so water is a easy subject to find! And my version of 'bliss' is a hike by the ocean on a spectacular day. Here is a ruin of an old estate home perched above the sea. It's also called 'Dracula's Castle' as Bram Stoker … Continue reading Bliss, Water: Day 2 and 3 Photo 101
'Street' presumes a certain urban setting- we don't call a roadway through the countryside a street, we say 'road' or 'highway' or here in the UK they might say 'dual carriageway' or 'motorway'. So here is a shot from a recent trip to Paris: its the world's first roundabout, around the Arc d' Triumph.
Meet Reepicheep, our new-to-us car! This fine steed of steely blue will be our trusty transport as we meander and cavort about the Scottish moors and munros. Oh and roundabouts too- Run for your lives! Not long after we got married, we named our old 95 Accord, 'Toadpipe' and thus began a tradition of naming … Continue reading Toadpipe, Wormwood, Slubgob and now……..