Sunday, 28 July 2013

A Scottish Castle

Walking in beautiful countryside in North Central Scotland,

Poppy,in hunting mode, leads the way.

The castle we see here was rebuilt around 1900 after a fire damaged all but a small part of the
 original early sixteenth century building.

Surrounded by mature trees and beautiful park lands.

The first photos and the last one were taken from the hill on top left of this picture.

These juveniles are very young, probably from a late brood.

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sense of the Sea

My painting Sense of the Sea.

This is about how the sea feels to me, the energy of the sea   -   not necessarily how it looks.


Linked to    Postcards from Paradise with Rebecca at


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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Snowdrop - Daisies - Swans

Illustration from a family fairy story book (circa 1910)

Snowdrop and the Seven Dwarfs
A  fairy tale written in 19th century Germany by the Brothers Grimm.

The original heroine Snowdrop later became Snow White in the Disney film
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

I've always imagined these flowers to be daisies and forget-me-nots.
This morning I set out to photograph some daisies to accompany the illustration.

Blue water forget-me-nots on the edge of a pond in a city park.

A pair of resident swans and their five cygnets glide gracefully by.

Daisies and vetch on the bank.

Wild flower garden in a corner of the park.

Some daisies are just perfect for rolling in!

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