This was 1988 on an island-hopping vacation off the west coast of Scotland. We were based on Islay where all the wonderful whisky originates. Jura is the island to the north where only one whisky is made, but a very good one.
Thirty years ago – gosh. Interesting colours from old film stock – how I wish we had digital cameras back then.
A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.
This dates back to 2014 and was taken in a National Trust property near Cambridge called Anglesey Abbey. I had forgotten all about the droptes flying off the dogs wagging tail – someone was having a good time!
The larger-than-it-looks plot beyond the young trees is the Garden at Fritz (the young trees are part of the Orchard at Fritz) is a volunteer scheme to grow vegetables for local food banks. When I am not taking photographs that often where you will find me – a therapeutic and useful activity for older people … younger people too if they would like to join us but sadly, they for the most part (there are exceptions) are not interested in helping the less fortunate members of the community. At least not if it means getting their hands dirty.
Very early morning beside the river – this town gets lots of sweaty joggers, with or without dogs, which is fine but where’;s the fun? This young lady plodded past me and then plonked down on the distant bench beside the river to read book – a much better lifestyle balance I think. Reward for effort.
Maybe a century ago this was cleared farmland as the collapsed dry-stone wall in the foreground indicates. Now it has reverted to typical mixed forest of the region – full of birds and interesting creatures.