Love this picture by George Crawford, taken on the road between West Kilbride and Ardrossan last week. 

Bright splash of colour in what has been a fairly grey and overcast summer so far on the west Coast! (It was glorious today though).


Swaying gently in the breeze

poppies galore blooming with ease

raising their heads up to the sky

smiling widely certainly not shy

Fragile petals warm in the sun

flames of scarlet having fun

black eyes winking in hazy sunlight

dancing merrily for your delight

So when you pass this field of fire

take the time to stop and admire

silken petals with a waxy sheen

against a background of olive green.

Teresa Reck


Spreading the light

Today’s photo is an image of candle in a mirror box taken by Joel Motylinsky (on Flickr).

There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it (Edith Wharton)


Lovely picture by Brian Johnstone, taken on Prestwick Beach. Wonderful warm summer colours, pity the weather is mainly shades of grey! 


“In the midst of life we must find the magic that makes our souls soar” (Kelcey Jones)


Sunday Magic…


Love this picture of Ailsa Craig by Brian Johnstone, beautiful light effects.

“In the midst of life we must find the magic that makes our souls soar” (Kelcey Jones)


June in Scotland (continued…)

The stormy theme continues into the weekend, and it looks a bit like this:

  In Saltcoats. 

And like this in Ardrossan. (Pictures from Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald on Facebook.)

Still moving hopefully onwards in pursuit of summer 😎

Thus Nature sorrows, and forgets her sorrow ;

    And Reason soberly approves her way :

Why should we shut oor een against to-morrow

    Because our sky was clouded yesterday ?

(J. Logie Robertson)


June in Scotland 

A stormy picture of the bottom end of my parish, taken from Stevenston on 2nd June by Three Towns Photography.


Looking forward to the long promised heatwave 😎. (It’s good to travel hopefully, especially when you live on the west coat of Scotland!)


Getting up again