Monday, 6 August 2018

Barley Fields





Barley fields last week  -  East Lothian


















On the right the road follows a historic estate boundary wall.
This road leads to a country park created in honour of  the American environmentalist
John Muir who lived in the nearby town of Dunbar until the age of eleven,
when his family emigratrd to America. He would have known this area well.

   




The wall is probably at least two or three hundred years old.





The Scottish Baronial style mansion encircled by the wall.
This shot was taken from the road and quite a distance away.






Cows in a field adjacent to the house.





18th centuty mill used for milling oats until the 1950s








Thank you for visiting


Shared with :   All Seasons    Mosaic Monday   Our World Tuesday
                        Image-in-ing      Tuesday's Treasures

24 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

This really is a splendid series of pictures and reminds me so much of a visit to Scotland three years ago. I suspect that much of that barley will be going into a potent potable which I wouldn’t mind tasting!

Snap said...

Wow! I think a trip to Scotland is in order!

Vandana Sharma said...

This is so beautiful and mesmerizing , may this beauty stays like this forever....

Tammie Lee said...

Beautiful glimpses of your area. That barley must be so pretty dancing in a breeze. Interesting about John Muir too, I did not realize that he was born in another country. He made quite a name for himself over here.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am an admirer of conservationist John Muir, so I liked seeing the place where he grew up and appreciate that it has been made into a park. Your photos of the area are beautiful!

Lea @ Lea's Menagerie said...

Beautiful country!
Have a great week!

biebkriebels said...

The fields still look rather green at your place. Here all the grass has turned into yellow driy desert!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful landscapes and I'd love to explore the mill and castle.

jeannettestgermain said...

Lovely fields! Just saw a package yesterday of barley in my favorite grocery store, and have to find some recipes to use it in:)
John Muir is well known to me, as he frequented what is now called, Yosemite Nat. Park, where I do many of my plein airs.
Who would not love that centuries old wall, and the mansion - beautiful!
Thank you for going there and sharing it with us at All Seasons!
Have a lovely week, Ruby!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I think fields of waving grains or grasses are beautiful Your photos have me wanting to be there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the golden fields of grain... we grew up in wheat country -- the barle is even more lovely I think!! beautiful greens as well.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely scenes!

Jo Potter said...

The golden fields are so beautiful. Love your collection of photos and the house looks so magical, just like it's from a fairy tail. I must explore Scotland more in the future. I hope you can see my comments and posts ok, I have had some problems lately with my settings. Warm wishes, Jo. x

Suzy said...

Beautiful find for photos...I would love to see the barley sway when the wind blows across the field.

Tom said...

...Ruby, what gorgeous scenes from your neck of the woods! The last image is a wonderful edit. Thanks for sharing, please stop again.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative photography ~ love barley macro shot!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

elizabeth said...

This makes me want to hop on a plane and explore Scotland. Been there once but not for long enough!

A Colorful World said...

How exquisite! I would love to see that baronial estate and the barley fields! Beautiful photos...a wonderful photographic trip to s special place!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the views of the field and the beautiful estate. The barley images are awesome! Enjoy your day and week ahead!

Lucinda said...

Beautiful!!! I visited Scotland last year and fell in love. After 2 weeks I realized I need months to see what I wanted to see and that still would not be enough! We never got to this area ... so much more to do. Great photos!

handmade by amalia said...

Fantastic photos. I can almost feel the wind blowing through the barley.
Amalia
xo

stardust said...

Dear Ruby – I’m back to blogging after a long break. Our long summer was terribly hot and humid, which made me almost idle except playing with my grandchildren. I heard it was much hotter this year even in Scotland, too. Right?

Beautiful golden barley swaying in the breeze! Were they ready to reap at the time of posting? The Scottish Baronial style mansion is exquisitely beautiful. Have happy September ahead.

Yoko

Jo Potter said...

Happy Halloween Ruby!
Just dropping by again to see if you are ok. Autumn good wishes and blessings! xx

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Ruby!
The scenery is very beautiful. I remembered the trip to your country. Wishing you nice weeks.

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