Monday 14 February 2011

Photo of the Month - January 2011

January was still a most unsettled month weather wise, so I was unable to get out and about as much as I would have liked.  Still it was a lot better than December and the year did get off to a good start with a firework display in a neighbour's garden, as you can see in the two photos below.
Early January also saw one of the newly repaired oil rigs sailing out to sea.  Well you can just make it out through the cold mist.
Another pleasure in January is Jamie's birthday.  This year we all went ten pin bowling and then for lunch in a nearby inn.  Here he is getting ready to blow out the candles on his cake.
The snow lasted well into the month as you can see from this photo of our front garden.
We did manage to get in some good walks during the month and this one took us along part of the Fife Coastal Walk.  The shot below is one of the fabulous bunkers, with standing stone, on the new Castle golf course, just outside St. Andrews.
During January I restocked my store of goodies for stitching, including these colourful canvasses.
We got some trully amazing sunsets during the month.  This was one of the most spectacular.
Another walk was over the hills to the south of St. Andrews, another very cold, but sunny day.  One of the highlights was this group of very noisy turkeys, pleased that Christmas was over for another year.
I managed a couple of trips to Edinburgh to take in the theatre.  On our way back to the bus station I snapped this bright winter evening scene looking down to the Royal Academy on Princes Street.
Pride of place for January however has to go to the following photo.  Not because it is particularly good.  But because of the circumstances.  This was taken at a Monday evening protest to show solidarity with the brave people of Egypt who were out on their streets demanding democracy and the end of the Mubarak dictatorship.  Which they have achieved. All power to them in their continuing struggle for justice.

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