Monday, 11 June 2018

Sad Sight on Lower Largo Beach

Sad sight today of a minke whale stranded on Lower Largo beach.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Heron at the Bridge

Heron perched on a branch of a willow tree at the bridge over the Keil Burn in Lundin Links. It seemed quite unfazed  by the constant stream of traffic just feet away on the road.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Bluebells amongst the Trees

 Bluebells in the trees at the top of the Massney Braes in Lundin Links.
Bluebells line the path in the Serpentine Walk.
In the Serpentine Walk in Largo an orange-tip butterfly lands on a blue or in this case pink bell flower.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Vixen with Foxcubs

Looking over the fence to the old railway track while walking down the steps leading to the Massney Braes in Lundin  Links, spotted a vixen feeding her cubs.
The vixen eventually wandered off into the undergrowth, but the cubs stayed around playing in the sunshine. I think there were 6 or 7 altogether.

Maybe the foxhole. Used to be a lot of rabbits in this area. Haven't seen any in recent weeks. Perhaps, the foxes are the reason.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

A Spring Garden

Spring bedding display at Balcarres, Colinsburgh, which was open under Scotland's Garden Scheme.
Daffodils were beginning to fade but it was still a colourful display.
 A display of hellebores.
A patch of primroses in the woodland garden..
 Ferns beginning to uncurl.
My favourite bulb, fritillary.
Fritillary bulbs natualised in the grass.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Low Tide at the End of the Pier

Walked to the end of the pier at low tide - a very sad sight - just a collection of concrete bocks and boulders.
One of the huge slabs of concrete dislodged from the pier.
Looking at the same slab from below.
Looking at the end of the pier from the other side of the harbour.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Aftermath of the Storm

The recent storm nicknamed 'the beast from the east' has caused further damage to the Lower Largo pier. The end of the pier has now disappeared, leaving only a mass of boulders.
 The east side of the pier has also suffered further damage.
Just for comparison, a picture looking down on the pier taken in May 2008. Even then the tip of the pier had been damaged by storms in March of the same year, but had been repaired by that October.
 The easterly gales also drove a mass of seaweed onto the beach.

 Seaweed in the gap behind the Crusoe Hotel cutting off the way down to the beach.