Friday 19 August 2011

Photo of the Month - July 2011

July was quite a good month for photos, even though it was all spent in and around Dundee.  The garden was particularly bright and colourful, despite the over abundance of weeds.  One of my favourite plants is the fuchsia and here is a rather charming specimen.
During the first two weeks of July we had Liam and Jamie for company for several days and we took them to try out a new café in the Ferry and to some of the local adventure play parks, as can be seen in the two photos below.

We also managed to get in a few trips to some places nearby.  The next three photos show an unusual view of the enchanting garden at Wormiston House, near Crail;  a pheasant on the edge of the driveway to Cambo House and lastly a pair of seagulls who seem to be deeply in love.

I also managed to get in a couple of hikes up some hills.  One was to the Hills of Wirren outside Brechin.  The extensive summit plateau is pretty much covered in deep peaty ruts as you can see below.
During July I finally finished this stitching project to illustrate the Japanese character for Fragrance.
July was also the month for the annual live street theatre programme organized by the Byre Theatre in St. Andrews.  There was lots to see and do and below are three of the stunning and colourful displays.

I end with this photo of Elena as she comes into the finishing straight at the end of a gruelling half marathon.  This was her first attempt at this distance and she did remarkably well to complete the course in the wind.  Well done Elena.

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