Chilly reflection




Gilded windows

Notably gilded!247

This is Chatsworth and the light was fairly dull on that day but the gold colour was quite striking nonetheless.


Then the yellow of the hedge in front was again quite eyecatching, more so ,in fact, than if the sun had been out!


The bronze dogs and the stone lion added more interest against the hedge but note that the ground floor windows have not had the gilding treatment!

But hey, who needs to paint their windows gold when nature has its very own golden flowers…


Travel theme: Trees

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sometimes we don’t notice trees. They are there, quiet and standing silent and we walk past on our daily business and take no notice unless the dogs need to use them. However nature makes sure that we take notice. A fine strong breeze will rattle through the leaves and sing a fine tune and we have to listen and notice the shaking and swaying of the branches and the falling leaves.The heavens will open and we are forced to take shelter under the spread of the natural canopy.  Then the sunlight will strike the bark and shine through the branches and create lines and shadows and then we really do have to stop in our tracks and take note. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Inspiration for this post was from

all environmental (2) blots on the landscape….

Often we can take good landscape/environmental photographs and sometimes/just sometimes there are what could be called imperfections in the image, not photographic ones but environmental….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI liked the image of the man and his white dog on the beach as the tide stretched out behind them but there was an annoying plastic bottle strewn on the sand dune in the foreground!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pretty landscape but swing around to the right a little and see… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABeautiful blue water in front of Cockenzie power Station from Musselburgh. It is a coal fired station that has just been closed ( I only just learned it was not a nuclear power station as I had always presumed…) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fine lines in the sky, the fumes of airplanes cutting across clear blue skies……..

Signs of the times  🙂