Lately I’ve been taking morre and more ‘Macro’ close-up photos of nature and also concentrating on cloud pics.
Here are some close-up tree photographs taken with my iPhone.
Every year in the UK there is a short window of opportunity to enjoy the splendour of a Bluebell carpet.
I lived in Switzerland for over 35 years, and never saw any Bluebells, so imagine my joy of coming back to the UK a few years ago. Of course I made sure of visiting the woods!
This is my entry to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge.
Drink is this weeks challenge for One Word Photo Challenge.
Names is the first challenge for the Daily Post Photo Challenge in 2017. A visit to one of our supermarkets in town during the lead up to Christmas always brings a smile as staff wear fancy dress. They do seem to be enjoying themselves too don’t they. Please say hello to Lorraine and James who kindly posed for me.
The Vaults (of Leith)
My Grandad would often tell tales as we shared a glass of malt, basking in the heat from the crackling fireplace.
As a Cooper, he would regularly inspect the Whisky puncheons held in the Vaults of Leith.
Before each round, he would prise out a bung and help himself to a glass.
One day a Master made a surprise visit.
“Do you always take a glass before your inspection?”
“I do Sir, because there is always a strong smell of whisky and foul air and I would soon turn sick and be unfit if I didn’t harden my stomach.”
They started their inspection together, but the Master, feeling a little squeamish said, “I think ye are no far wrong, a wee dram would fortify my stomach also.”
So my Grandad gave him a drop from the best cask in the vaults and henceforth they became firm friends. (147 words)
The weekly What Pegman Saw is a fascinating weekly flash fiction challenge based on a Google Street View location, somewhere on the planet.
My story is culled and contextualised from the histories of Leith.
This week’s challenge comes from a street view in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. A city I lived in from 1968 to 1978. Fond memories.