Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Wordless Wednesday Nov '08

Views at Bridge of Orchy, Angus & Bute, Scotland.

Photos above taken by Shirl on October 5th 2008 – just under a two hour drive from my garden.

22 comments:

Tricia said...

What beauty so close to you Shirl - and lovely pictures.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow Cheryl. These pictures don't need any words for their beauty says it all.

Pam/Digging said...

What a beautiful, romantic landscape.

Gail said...

Lovely and within a few hours of the garden makes them a gift! gail

shirl said...

Hi again Tricia :-)

Thank-you, there is and so often we take it for granted don’t we. I will be honest and say I was absolutely stunned by the scenery during our drive that day – it really took my breath away!

What a great selection of bird shots you got yesterday (before the camera played up) and you must have been waiting for the Sparrowhawk to start swooping around at any minute too.

Yes, perhaps this is not the time of year for a new camera – or is it ;-D

shirl said...

Hi again Lisa, Pam and Gail :-)

Thank-you all, I’m glad so you liked to see these photos. Perhaps I could make regular postings for Wordless Wednesday to show you images from Scotland and other parts of the UK that I have visited. I was particularly thinking of my American visitors when I posted these pics.

I am guessing you are all very busy today and are expecting family very soon. I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day for tomorrow. All the best :-D

Pam – enjoy this 1st Thanksgiving in your new home!

perennialgardener said...

Those are some marvelous views Shirl! Thanks for sharing them. :)

nancybond said...

Certainly no words required for those lovely shots. Beautiful!

Frances said...

Hi Shirl, how magnificent! I love the water shot, a beautiful spot.

Frances

shirl said...

Hi there Raquel, Nancy and Frances :-)

Thank-you all, I’m delighted I can share them with you all. Once again, I am guessing you are all a tad busy as I write this!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving :-D

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Beautiful views Shirl.
K

The Black Rabbit said...

Stunning Shirl.
I've not been back "home" for years and years now, one day maybe.

Thought I'd point you to something that might amuse you (unrelated I'm afraid).
http://birdloversonly.blogspot.com/2007/09/may-i-have-this-dance.html
Doug

easygardener said...

Beautiful views Shirl, so quiet and restful.

Sarah O. said...

*Sigh* This makes me want to visit Scotland again so much I can't resist the use of italics. Thanks for these pics, Shirl! It also reminds me to put "2009 Scotland Calendar" on my Christmas list (I normally buy them for myself, but am rather skint this year).

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Gorgeous, Shirl! Scotland is so beautiful. And I have very happy memories of my time there on Bute and in other places too. For some reason Edinburgh springs to mind. ;-)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

All the photos look like paintings! Beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing!
Brenda

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning shots Shirl. We have some beautiful scenery in Dorset... but those views are a knockout.

Wondered whether you have ever downloaded Picasa? I use it for filing my pictures, and doing simple edits (sharpen, crop, fill-light etc) very easy to use and can upload to Google online albumns as well... anyway (I'm getting to the point now..promise) I was just fiddling with some of the things it can do. One is called "montage". I'm not kidding it does brilliant montages in seconds. I thought of you and the ones you do with your pics in Photoshop. I'm sure this would save you a ton of time... I'm going to be using it for sure (lets you export/save it).

Anyway... just thought I'd share my discovery.

Jane x

shirl said...

Hi again, Karen, Doug, easygardener, Sarah, Yolanda and Jane & Hello Brenda :-)

Karen – They were – I loved them too :-D

Doug – Mm… now you have me curious. Perhaps you have told me before – I can’t remember now. Have you roots in Scotland and if so I am wondering where now. Thanks for the video link. It did make me and both my daughters laugh :-D

easygardener – Yes, I agree despite the large number of motorbikes that travelled this road it was a quiet and restful view :-D

Sarah – Lol, italics are goooood ;-) I am delighted that you have enjoyed these pics so much. When I took them, in all honesty, I really didn’t think they would capture that moment. Looking at them now they do. Aw… I hope Santa brings you a Calendar :-D

Yolanda – Ah… you were a good test for these photos weren’t you ;-) I too have happy memories of your visit to Scotland! Haste ye back :-D

Brenda – Yes, looking at them again I guess they do. Like the birds in my garden I guess I take some of our views for granted. However, in saying that these views were very special for me too! You are welcome, I am delighted I can share them :-D

Jane – Glad you enjoyed them. I agree you have some beautiful views in Dorset which you have shown many times on your blog. Mm… no I have never used Picasa but my OH has been talking about it again recently. It is late tonight but I will take your discovery on board and look at it over the weekend. However, I am prone to doing things by hand and having full control. I agree it does take me time and I am definitely okay with using technology on my blog. Thank-you very much for giving me the thumbs up with this one :-D

Barbara said...

This is the kind of scenery that comes up in my mind when remembering our holiday in Scotland. Just beautiful!

Sue said...

I enjoyed looking at your most recent post about expanding interest in wildlife. I love your pictures! I have been learning more about the butterflies and caterpillars that seem to love my flower beds.

I have participated in Skywatch twice, now, and am having so much fun looking at the sky, and getting pics taken.

Sue

Mike - Fenphotography said...

You don't need words for these shots, truly stunning and hopefully I'll be up that way again next year.

shirl said...

Hi there Barbara, Sue & Mike :-)

Barbara Yes, it really was beautiful to me too. I am delighted that they remind you of your holiday. Haste ye back :-D

Sue Thank-you! Funnily enough I have been enjoying learning more about butterflies this year too. It is great to hear from another enthusiast. I can see you have some wonderful photos for Skywatch – I am not surprised at all that you enjoy taking part. I hope you continue to enjoy blogging :-D

Mike Thank-you! I was pleased the photos captured the mood of this area that cool October day. I have been looking for an excuse to post them. Wishing you a good trip when you come up this way – I know you will get stunning shots :-D