ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 26 April 2015

MIXED. (26/04/15)

The forecast for this weekend was abysmal but due to the combined efforts of the North Atlantic Drift, Ed Militant, Dithery Dave, the Queen and incompetent forecasters it has turned out quite nice with some cold rain and plenty of sunshine.

 26-04-2015 12-42-05     This place is ideal for wandering in April showers as the dotted lines represent short cuts home. This wood was not planned by a politician or a planning officer, it has just evolved and is perfect. This morning we did the whole perimeter in glorious sunshine. I don’t have to walk on the road as there is a path runs alongside it a few yards into the wood.

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_MG_3322_3_4_tonemapped   It is not my usual sort of place but is a wonderful change.

_MG_3296    The Larch is needling or whatever it does.

_MG_3315     Blossom is blooming.

_MG_3325    Cones are basking under a cloudless sky.

I decided to sit down for a rest…………No not rest, a bit of birding.

_MG_3300      It started off fine with this Great Tit. I was soon joined on my log by an angel from heaven in the form of a nubile young lady and a West Highland Terrier called Bert who had brought her out for an airing. She asked what I was doing and I said waiting for a Jay. She quite rightly observed that there was not sight nor sound of one. She then said.  “My husband has left me”. I must confess to being all ears but could think of nothing to say. Happen he had gone to fetch the papers or was working a Sunday shift. I decided she was a nutter. I often get loonies on buses but never before on a log in a wood. Fortunately Albert her dog, bored with the conversation, decided it was time to carry on with his walk and with a cheery goodbye she joined him.

_MG_3330     I knew I’d heard a jay and there it is and there it stayed.

_MG_3331     This Blackbird was the opposite it was so close I nearly fell off my perch to get her in focus.    

I have a load of macros but I think you have suffered enough for one day. Enjoy the coming week; it has the makings of a cool one here.

_V0G8105       This is a teaser for the botanists. It’s a very common flower that is found both cultivated and growing wild. I’ll show you it tomorrow meanwhile try not to forget me.

23 comments:

  1. What is it that you attract these young ladies looking to share their troubles Adrian? You must be a good listener. That blue (purple) flower looks interesting.

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    1. Carol, I'm not sure she was troubled. She seemed quite happy.

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  2. I love woods in spring/summer. I find them to normally to be peaceful places. It looks a great place and wonder if the women hadn't walked over the Jay might've come closer

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    1. Douglas, Jays always keep their distance from me. By eight thirty there are several folk walking here but early on I have the place to myself.

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  3. You mean Nicola Sturgeon has no impact on the weather. She seems to be influencing everything else at present. Or have you elevated her to Queen?

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    1. Lucy, Gnasher Nicola, never gave her a thought. At least she is there by democratic right and not an accident of birth.

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  4. Lovely woods or forests, I love the Jay, a bit a long way away.

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    1. Bob, I am an expert at birds a long way away.

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  5. It's nice to change your natural habitat from time to time :) I did it as well this weekend, and got to see lots of new things. That forest is dreamlike, and I love the views you get onto the countryside when you peak out of the woods.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, I agree a change is good for one. I am having fun here.

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  6. Gorgeous scenery and photos. Are we suppose to gues that the flowers are forget-me-nots? They don't look like any I've seen, but maybe they're different in Scotland.

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    1. Frances, it is cold but looks really good.
      You are correct but you have not looked at a Forget-me-not closely. I'll post the macros before lunch. It may not be a Forget-me-not. I'm not very good with flowers.

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  7. Great blog, and who could Forget- me -not you,


    peter

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  8. Nice one. If I don't get this one as a forget me not I'm pretty thick. Now I look forward to the macros. Yes it is a good trail. Now how long is it? How large an area is this?

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    1. Red, it is about 3 miles round the edge. Maybe four.

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  9. How COULD we forget YOU?



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. Cloudia, you are not the first to express this sentiment but I suspect most would like to forget me.

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  10. I do like the look of that walk, it looks peaceful and serene. Whatever that flower is, it's very pretty.

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    1. Pauline, it is as good if not better than it looks. I'll post the rest of the flower in a while.

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  11. Looks a grand place for a gentle stroll.

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    1. John it is. There is a bit of uphill and downhill but nothing too arduous.

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  12. I love the light and detail of the trees in your woodland walk.

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