Erosion

•25 July 2014 • Leave a Comment

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… the Fife coastline is eroding …

sadly gone too are my gran, my mum
and my Sindy doll

Pittenweem Fisherwoman

•24 July 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Thinking of my Dad

•23 July 2014 • Leave a Comment

… who died fifteen years ago yesterday …

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… I’ve been working on a new artwork
to be laser cut
and exhibited in Leven in September …

in memory of
the First Polish Independent Parachute Brigade …

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… a hand drawn eagle of his badge
or manipulated photos …

that is the question

The Haar

•23 July 2014 • 1 Comment

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 … I love it …

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… arriving in Pittenweem …

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… murky in the mist …

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… the fog horn blaring out …

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… warning the fishermen …

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… a sense of mystery invading the village …

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… but along the Billowness the golfers played on …

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… as strange objects appeared out of the sea …

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… and pulpit rock almost disappeared …

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… but slowly the May Island re-appeared …

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… as did Anstruther …

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… and I found what the golfers had lost …

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… it’s back again today …

so I’m off for another mystery walk
to see what I can find

The Hermitage

•13 July 2014 • Leave a Comment

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… a beautiful woodland walk along the banks
of the river Braan in Perthshire …

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… developed by the Dukes of Atholl in the mid 18th century
as part of their home in nearby Dunkeld …

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… the place soon became a tourist attraction …

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… and no wonder …

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… it’s a beautiful spot …

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… with dramatic falls …

 

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… and pools …

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… and cascades of cool clear water …

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… Ossian’s Hall …
a folly overlooking the Black Linn Falls

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… and Ossian’s Cave …

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… all man made and created to heighten the visitor experience
and add some mystical history …

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… inside the cave looking out …
apparently in 1869 Donald Anderson, a guide in the area,
would dress as a hermit in animal skins and with a beard of lichens

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… I was watched over by a wee robin …

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… as I continued through the fields …

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… hoping I was on the right path …
as it was far too hot to get lost

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… luckily there was plenty of shade where I could cool off …

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… and of course the water was so clear and cool and inviting …

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… how could I resist a paddle …

more info here

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dunkeld/hermitage/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wojtek Memorial Trust

•3 July 2014 • Leave a Comment

 

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… held a lunch last weekend
to raise awareness of the campaign and gather support …

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… in Earlshall Castle near Leuchars …

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… which has a wonderful topiary and gardens …

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… lunch and chat was enjoyed …

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… under this stunning ceiling …

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… and the new Wojtek tartan was modelled
by Peter de Vink …

 

A grand time was had by all
and let’s hope some more funds or support comes from it

http://www.wojtekmemorialtrust.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forth Rail Bridge

•1 July 2014 • Leave a Comment

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