Sunday, 22 April 2012

Some Images for Earth Day

Image by Margaret

Crow in winter landscape,awaiting the sunrise.

Morning sky

Tree shape formed by tidal action on sand and coal particles : Longniddry beach.

Ground beneath a Douglas Fir : fallen cones,bark and needles : Dawyck Arboretum.

Bark patterns : Douglas Fir

Bark patterns : Scots Pine

Canada Goose feathers

Wave patterns : North Sea

Reflections : Duck pond,Botanic Gardens,Edinburgh


Summer wild flowers : clover and buttercups

Image by Margaret

Bumble-bee collecting pollen on a delphinium flower.

Bumble-bee numbers are dwindling and Wild bees need our help.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Unpredictable Spring Weather !

Field of rape flowers glowing beside the approach road to the Yellowcraigs beach.

Yesterday afternoon we set out in brilliant sunshine to visit Yellowcraigs beach
 near North Berwick in East Lothian,a journey of about half an hour by car.

Visitors car park.........the puddles are from heavy rain the previous night.

Beyond the woods the sky looks ominously dark.

Findra lighthouse,Yellowcraigs

Dandelions and daisies growing in the sand dunes.

Findra Island 

On the island are the ruins of an old  chapel said to have been dedicated to Saint Nicholas in 1165.
The lighthouse was built in 1885 and automated in the 1970s.


Maddy loves water and as usual she decides to ignore the cold sea and wade in.

As we leave the sky has become dramatically dark blue and overcast,
  we reach the car just as the downpour begins.


Firth of Forth,from the roadside at Port Seton.
Wind and rain,and light breaking through cloud over the Fife hills.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Yellow Tulip with Gold Spider Web

Yellow Tulip with Gold Spider Web : Acrylic paint, beads and gold Japanese couching thread on calico.

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