Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Daffodils in the Serpentine Walk 2015

The daffodils in the Serpentine Walk are just coming to their best. They line one side of the path.

There are several different varieties, some all yellow and some yellow and white.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Redshanks on the Pier

Two redshanks on the crumbling pier at Lower Largo. The smaller bird in the foreground is I think a turnstone.
In front of the redshanks there were two resting eider ducks.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Clear Skies Over Fife

Woke up to sunshine in Lundin Links this morning and that meant a great view of the solar eclipse at around 9.30am. Tried taking photos which didn't really work as I didn't have a suitable filter. Since it's dangerous to look at the sun I was just pointing the camera in the general direction. When I first put the photos on to the computer screen I thought they were all useless but then on a few of the photos I noticed a second image of the sun which showed the eclipse quite well (except that it's a mirror image). I have no idea how that occurred, presumably some quirk of the camera lens. There must be a rational scientific explanation.
 Inadvertently caught a bird flying past in the shot.
 Cropped the photo to show the second image.
 A slightly later photo and again the appearance of a second image.

At the height of the eclipse, roughly 95% at about 9.35am, the sky was an eerie bluish grey.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Rainbow Over Lower Largo

Sunshine and showers produced a spectacular rainbow over Lower Largo. Picture taken a couple of days ago.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Three Bridges at Night

The floodlit Forth Bridge seen from South Queensferry and to the west the Forth Road Bridge.
The iconic Forth Bridge which was opened 125 years ago this month.
The Forth Road Bridge and just beyond it the towers which will support the new bridge which is under construction.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Early Spring Bulbs 2015

A bank of snowdrops and aconites near the Largo Parish War Memorial.

Some sunny days and suddenly snowdrops are springing up everywhere,
 Aconites and some snowdrops at the back of the Temple car park
A bank of snowdrops at the side of the path leading up to the Serpentine Walk.
Some tiny purple crocuses at the side of the old railway track path.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Red Sky at Night....

An amazing sunset over Lundin Links yesterday evening.