This is fast becoming an obsession…

This is fast becoming an obsession…

This began as a curiosity to see how some of these amazing photos would look colourised. It is heading towards an obsession now. Original unedited Images can be viewed in the Macgrory Collection, Argyll & Bute Council.

Clyde Steamers

Clyde Steamers

Another follow on post from the last two. These are more ‘colourised’ images of other Clyde steamers. Click on the images to find out info on each.

The Wee Train

The Wee Train

An old advertising card for the passenger train from Campbeltown to Machrihanish, c1912. What a lovely, unhurried way to travel the short distance from Campbeltown to Machrihanish. The Train waits for the Steamer Passengers and the Steamer waits for the…

The view from my sofa…

The view from my sofa…

…, well not mine, Jamie’s 🙂   Well worth a follow folks. Just go and read it, you can thank me for sharing later 😉  

Song Composed in August…

Song Composed in August…

By Robert Burns – 1783 To the Tune: I had a horse, I had nae mair. Now westlin winds and slaught’ring guns Bring Autumn’s pleasant weather; The moorcock springs on whirring wings Amang the blooming heather: Now waving grain, wide…

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

Sunset at Machrihanish Bay, Machrihanish, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland. The famous line from The Wizard of Oz (by L. Frank Baum) is actually quite appropriate although in my case the wicked Witch and her Flying Monkeys would have been back in…

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

A favourite children’s poem. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod By Eugene Field Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe,— Sailed on a river of crystal light Into a sea of dew. “Where are you going, and…

Alone – A Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Alone – A Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

One of my favourite Edgar Allan Poe pieces. Alone – A Poem by Edgar Allan Poe From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from…

Amazing how editing images makes you feel nostalgic…

Amazing how editing images makes you feel nostalgic…

Editing some of my photos taken last July and loved this one of the old Corphin Bridge not too far from the Mull of Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland. Edited the photo to make it look like it was taken 100 years…

My Heart’s In The Highlands

My Heart’s In The Highlands

Another favourite of mine by Robert Burns.. My Heart’s In The Highlands By Robert Burns – 1789 Sang to the tune of Failte na Miosg. Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, The birth-place of Valour, the country of…

“Elementary, my dear Watson” … Something the great Sherlock Holmes never said!

“Elementary, my dear Watson” … Something the great Sherlock Holmes never said!

Something the great Sherlock Holmes never said! For the discerning Sherlock Holmes fan…The Sherlock Holmes Woven Blanket Product Information: Woven blanket can be used as a soft and warm blanket or as a wall tapestry. Dimensions: 48″ x 57.5″ Material:100…

What the best dressed Bushcrafter is wearing these days.

What the best dressed Bushcrafter is wearing these days.

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A Man’s A Man For A’ That

A Man’s A Man For A’ That

A Man’s A Man For A’ That – By Robert Burns – 1795 Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an’ a’ that; The coward slave-we pass him by, We dare be poor for a’ that! For a’…

Relic of a bygone era…

Relic of a bygone era…

An old carriage from the Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway Company. After the closure of the railway line, many of these were left dotted around the countryside in Kintyre. A few remain…held together by the rust 🙂

Kintyre, It is 40 miles long and every mile is beautiful

Kintyre, It is 40 miles long and every mile is beautiful

A fantastic glimpse of Kintyre circa 1955. Includes one of the simplest and best descriptions of Kintyre; “It is 40 miles long and every mile is beautiful” The film takes a trip along the Kintyre Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland and includes…

Innean nan Gailleann (Bay of Storms)

Innean nan Gailleann (Bay of Storms)

Probably one of my most favourite places…ever!  Just round the corner from Machrihanish. “Here in the scree, grow great quantities of a large rhubarb-leaved looking plant – the butterbur – from which the name “Gauldrons” is derived and has mistakenly…

Great way to re-purpose something very British…

Great way to re-purpose something very British…

Like many other phone boxes throughout the country, this one has been turned into a small library. What a fantastic way to make use of a great British icon.

The Bluebell…

The Bluebell…

The Bluebell is the sweetest flower That waves in summer air: Its blossoms have the mightiest power To soothe my spirit’s care. There is a spell in purple heath Too wildly, sadly dear; The violet has a fragrant breath, But…

Believe me, my young friend,

Believe me, my young friend,

… there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (Should be on the list of books all children should read or have read…

The sea is everything

The sea is everything

It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. Jules Verne Beach Huts at Lyme Regis, Dorset…

Everyone must believe in something…

Everyone must believe in something…

… I believe I’ll go canoeing. Henry David Thoreau

Spring

Spring

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ Robin Williams

Gnarly Tree

Gnarly Tree

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the…

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to…

November

November

Quick snap of the snow covered bush in the front garden the month before my life was turned upside down. Taken in November 2012.

September

September

September 1st 2014 sunset.

August

August

August 2013 at Beer August 2013. Breakfast at Beer, Devon, on the Jurassic Coast while out on the Kayak. I call this picture ‘Waiting for Summer’ 🙂

July

July

July 2014 Sunset

June

June

June 2014 at West Bay. Location for Broadchurch series.

May

May

May 2014 May 2014, Skye and Callum helping Granddad in the garden.

March

March

March 2014 Skye and Callum beachcombing after playing Pooh Sticks 🙂

February

February

February 2015

January

January

January 2015. Hoping to post a photo every month 🙂

April

April

Our Cherry tree in early April 2013…

Autumn, Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…

Autumn, Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…

To Autumn Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill…

Where did it all begin?

Where did it all begin?

Stone balancing, we have all seen them or tried it at one time or another. Wikipedia calls it Rock balancing (or “stone stacking”) and says it is  an art, discipline, or hobby in which rocks are naturally balanced on top…

Sometimes…

Sometimes…

… I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits. Quote by A.A. Milne I have always liked A.A. Milne for creating Winnie the Pooh and all of the other wonderful characters in the Hundred Acre Wood. Staunch favourites of…

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