Thursday 11 November 2010

Photo of the Month - October

October was the first month for some time that we have spent entirely in and around Dundee.  Though we did have a lovely visit from Emma and Alessio to keep us on our toes.  As usual when they are over here, we tend to do a bit more in the way of little trips.  The photos this month reflect this.  First up is this lovely autumnal display from the courtyard of St. Mary's Church in St. Andrews.  This is the Anglican church in the town and a beautiful building.
The next photo is of a sleeping beauty, taken while he was resting during his visit to the Blue Seaway playpark in Monifieth.
The following two photos were taken during out visit to the Deer Centre in North East Fife.  They have a wide selection of different types of deer on display.  The deer in the first photo is a reindeer.  The centre doesn't just host deer, and the second photo shows a magnificent example of the Highland cattle breed.  This is definitely the photo of the month.  Wonderful creature.

Next up are some photos from our little walk in Tentsmuir.  We walked on the edge of the forest and through some dunes and back along the shore.  This fine clump of fungi was found by the path along the edge of the forest.
We then have two photos of our grandsons.  First is this delightful one of Jamie and Alessio in a lovely cuddle.  The second shows all three.  Every time I tried to get a photo of all of them they would go into some pose or other.  This was one of the more interesting.

This photo was also taken on the Tentsmuir outing.  It shows an almost waterless estuary, looking across to Broughty Ferry.  Just shows how far the tide goes out hereabouts.
The next two photos were taken outside our house.   The first shows part of a display of plants, natural objects and ornaments which lies just beside the front door.  In the second you can just make out a little bird resting on a branch of a tree in our neighbour's garden.  The leaves have all gone from the trees by now. 

The final photo is a fine specimen of a scarecrow, which can be found in the gardens of Kellie Castle in the East Neuk of Fife.  The gardens are now organic and they preserve some rare specimens of vegetables.  Plenty of flowering plants as well and the Castle and gardens are well worth a visit.  Part of the National Trust for Scotland.

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