Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Flowers & birds

Just finished my fourth month of the photo a day for a year project.  Weather promises to improve in a couple of days. 

This bully chased off the other birds to get the nuts

Baby Blue Tit - looks quite obese!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Birthday Bash - Aberfeldy

Danny and I went to Aberfeldy for the weekend to attend a 60th birthday party for our dear friend, Linda.  Linda sings Scottish folk songs and plays traditional Scottish music.  Therefore, many of her friends are musicians.  This made for a lively party with lots of great music.  And, of course, being a party in Scotland, there was lots of whisky and beer flowing!

Linda's website

While we were there Danny and I enjoyed a walk in the Birks of Aberfeldy.  The photos I took at the birthday party were nothing to rave about, so I've only included a couple of those.  ;-)

One of the waterfalls in the Birks

Danny walking one of the trails

Wild Garlic

Whisky, the Water of Life

Friday, 20 May 2011

A few blooms....

A few of the shots I took today after fighting my way through the evil highland midgies. 

Heading out to Perthshire tomorrow for a two day birthday bash with some fantastic people!! 


Chilean Lantern Tree


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Links to photos

For those who only read my blog when they get it via email, I have links to my photo albums, travelogues, etc. on the actual blog page.  I'm also posting them here:

The first four albums are the ones with the photos taken with my new camera.
My Flickr photo albums

Tomorrow is Day 100!
My 365 photo a day for a year project


Monday, 9 May 2011

Photo project

After consideration I have decided not to quit the 365 project.  I will simply cut back on commenting, etc.

Our garden is teeming with flowers and photographing them has made me appreciate them like never before!

A few pics from today....

Sailboat out front on the windy loch

Scottish Bluebells


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

365 Photo a Day

Although the 365 project is a good one and very useful, I'm finding it much too time-consuming.  Taking a photo a day is an excellent way to improve skills.  However, perusing the photos of the members I follow and making comments as well as thanking those who comment on mine is becoming too much work.  I've decided that after day 100 which is a week from now, I will quit the site.  Link to my project
I intend to post at least one photo a day on my blog after I finish the project.  As always, tons of photos in my Flickr collections and sets.
One of the apple trees, azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbia, etc.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Flowers and trees!

Been having lovely weather here for the past week.  Sunny and upper 60's.  Here's a few of my recent photos.  I'm trying to catalog everything growing in our garden but it's proving to be very difficult.  An estimate would be hundreds of different types of plants & flowers as well as many trees. 
Magnolia wilsonii in our garden

'Tissue paper' flowers in Benmore Gardens

Late blooming daffodil in our garden

Azaleas & magnolia tree in our side garden