Autumn colours on the beach this afternoon.
Walked to where the kids gather and light fires. It’s a nice south facing spot.
And there are great views over to Dalmeny, Edinburgh and Leith.
Just wish they’d clear up afterwards.
Ivy flowers on a south facing wall by the beach.
Still buzzing with life today: wasps, bees and flies.
Ceaselessly the river flows, and yet the water is never the same, while in the still pools the shifting foam gathers and is gone, never staying for a moment…
Passenger concert with Maire and
the kids last night.
O2 Academy Glasgow.
A few pictures from our weekend in Wester Ross.
Walk up past Eas Dubh waterfall at Gruinard Bay.
Some fungi outside the office last week.
First one is a shaggy ink cap.
Not sure about the other one. Mower had got them when I went for a look the next day!
Walk in the woods with the dog.
Watched a group of bullfinches feeding on rowan berries.
Picking brambles last weekend. Seems the sunny summer has been good for them. There are loads this year.
Put some in a crumble, some went to bramble gin. Like sloe gin but with brambles. Also tried it with some plums.
A week on they are looking very colourful.
In Wester Ross for the weekend.
We came across stone sculptures amongst the rocks and dunes.
Stone sharks, a turtle a starfish surfaced on the close cropped turf.
The kids wanted to make their own – on a smaller scale.
We scanned the sea – no basking sharks today. There were however great skuas, black throated divers and a lone black guillemot.
Above the dunes, by a burn, a flock of twite were busy diplaying drabness as an artform.