Friday, August 22, 2014

Kirkcudbright Arts & Crafts Trail-2nd August 2014

We hadn’t been to Kirkcudbright for some time so decided to visit to see the Arts & Crafts Trail, part of the Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities.  The weather was awful with very heaver showers, but we decided to make the most of it, dodging in and out of the numerous venues. First stop was the Harbour Square where  I had a lovely chat with Pauline aka Splashyartystory about her lovely childrens book Boo Where Are You. It was great to see the book and to meet Pauline as I had been following her for some time on Facebook and watching the progress of her book. She has inspired me to get drawing again and encouraged me to finish the childrens book that Pete and I started some time ago, so watch this space!

We met lots of lovely creative people throughout the day, selling some beautiful products. Unfortunately the day was just too short to see everything, so next year we will have to allow more time.

My camera stayed in its dry bag ,under my raincoat until about 4pm, when the rain finally stopped and the sun came out, so here is just a few shots taken at the end of a lovely day out!

1-Kirkcudbright

 

2-totem

Totem pole in a hidden part of Kirkcudbright

3-totem

 

4-old-piano

Old piano

5-abandoned-shed

The Shed

6-abandoned-shed

 

7-boat-and-skeleton

 

8-Pete-and-Kirsty

You’ve bee framed!

9-Mike-and-Kirsty

 

10-sculpture

 

11-sculpture

 

12-Kirkcudbright

Colourful Kirkcudbright

13McClellans

McClellans tower

14-rapunzel

Rapunzel

15-Kirkcudbright

 

16-McClellans

 

17-boat

 

18-Kirkcudbright

 

19-Kirkcudbright

Reflected fishing boats

20-Kirkcudbright

 

21-reflections

 

22-chains

Unintentional art!

23-chains

 

24-fishing-boat

 

25-fishing-boat

 

26-reflections

Reflected bridge

27-bridge

 

28-beach-huts

Colourful beach huts

It was now late in the day and time to head home, but the light was now lovely so we managed a few brief photo shoots on the way home

29-Kirkcudbright

Beautiful Kirkcudbright from the other side of the water

30-Panorama

Panorama, click to see larger

31-Kirkcudbright

 

32-boat

 

33-Kirkcudbright

 

34-wreck

 

35-wreck

 

36-towards-Kirkcudbright

 

37-waves

 

38-wave-zoomburst

My attempt at a zoom burst (no tripod!)

39-waves

 

40-beach

 

41-beach

 

42-sea-lavender

Sea Lavender

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mabie Farm Park & Kirkconnell Flow-26th July 2014

A trip to Mabie Farm Park, followed by the peace and quiet of Kirkconnell Flow NNR.

1-goat

Lots of friendly goats waiting to be fed!

2-goat

 

3-goat

 

4-Duck

 

5-cows

 

6-cows

 

7-cows

 

8-pig

 

9-pig

 

10-goats

 

11-goats

 

16-Kirsty

 

18-thistleown

Thistledown

19-cow

 

20-cow

Off for a bit of peace and tranquillity next, to Kirkconnell Flow NNR

21-common-lizard

Common Lizard

22-dragonfly

 

23-shieldbug-instar

Shieldbug instar

24-sundew

Sundew

25-tachina-grossa

Giant Tachinid Fly  Tachina grossa

26-four-banded-longhorn

Four-banded Longhorn