Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Highland Dream

TheTamshee: wants to be home in My Highland Dream!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cragside House @ Rothbury

TheTamshee: revisited Cragside House the previous country residence of Lord William George Armstrong the great water engineer who designed the "Accumulator" and hydraulic power equipment to raise Tower Bridge, London. The magnificient victorian house was the first in the world to have hydro electric powered arc lighting driven by a Siemens Dynamo (1878) The impressive rock gardens are awash with blooming Rhododendron Ponticum which seem to be running wildly out of control.
The Labyrinth is the favourite haunt of the kids who try and out smart each other while trying to find the center lodge.
The abundance of coniferous trees of all shapes and sizes entices the kids to climb
While walking around Nelly Moss Lake the Rob-miester spotted these scratch marks on the lower limb of this young tree. Otter; badger who can tell ?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Damselflies In Lindinny Woodland

TheTamshee: checked out the wildlife @ Lindinny Woodland on the outskirts of sunny Selkirk. Getting up close to the Common Blue Damselfly can be quite challenging
Canon EOS f5.6 1/2000 iso 1000 with focal length 300mm
Large Red Damselflies

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Harris Hawk @ Selkirk Sports

TheTamshee: snapped this beauty @ the kids picnic. Harris Hawk curtosity of Elite Falconary

Friday, June 4, 2010

Kailzie Gardens

TheTamshee: called in at the Osprey live cam viewing center sited at Kailzie Gardens close to Cadrona. Healthy adults with two young chicks feeding on trout. The exact location of the nest; located deep in Glentress Forest is a well guarded secret. Duck Pond with the ruin of Horseburgh Tower in the distant background. f4.0 1/640 with focal length 70mm
Mexenopsus AE f5.6 1/125 iso 200 with focal length 55mm
Female Torso. f5.6 1/640 iso 400 with focal length 55mm
Allium Purple Sensation. f5.6 1/250 iso 200 focal length 55mm

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Norwich Castle & Museum

TheTamshee says: Yippee; crew change today. Had some time to spare so decided to visit Norwich Castle originally a timber Motte & Baily fortification but later (1067)
William The Conqueror ordered the construction because he wished to have a fortified place in the important city of Norwich. The use of the castle as a gaol ended in 1887 when the city purchased it and the conversion to a museum was undertaken by Edward Boardman.