Monday, November 28, 2011

Leopard Slug North Fife

Leopard Slug (Limax Maximus)is one of the largest kinds of keeled air-breathing land slug in the world, adults can grow to be 20cm long. This one comes out at night and browses the kitchen for vegetable scraps.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tayview 22November North Fife

Yesterdays Tayview, this was late afternoon on my way to Newburgh, nearly everyday there's a wow sky I find them hard to resist recording, lovely colour.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November Flowers North Fife

We're heading into winter, the days are dull and over-cast and yet little sparks of flowering growth exist along the roadside.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spider North Fife

Spider North Fife, this one lives in the workroom and has done for at least 4 years. He/she has a leg span of about 6cms, down its funnel hangs a golf ball size cluster of assorted insects all nicely wrapped up in web. Not visible during the daytime so last night I took a gander, about a year ago I removed the web platform, not nice really though it has now been replaced and extends to over 90cms. I abhor killing of any kind, the house is largely insect free though arachnid rich.
Click on the image to enjoy its hairy legs.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tayview November 12th North Fife

Tayview November 12th 2011 North Fife. A sunny and placid day as reflected in the still River Tay waters.

Subtle sky over Newburgh and The River Tay.

Lesley A Young, Artist Newburgh North Fife

Llotja Llaut Llum:[Box Boat Light]: An Exhibition in The steeple, 67 High Street, Newburgh North Fife.
Lesley's initial design training was at Glasgow School of Art and she subsequently studied Textile Art. She now works as a visual artist in a variety of media including film, photography and fabrics. Lesley produces work for exhibition and sale and is happy to accept commissions.

Lesley A young.

Lesley says " There is something sad and melancholic about a boat that has reached the end of its working life. The fishing boats I photographed in Majorca-known as llauts-had been abandoned on the land and left to decompose and decay. There is a rich beauty in this process-think about autumn, about the dying of the light creating all those colours. But for these boats there would be no spring, yet they have taken on new role as inspirational material for artists; they are still objects of beauty and worth.

None of the images have been retouched-they are exactly as the camera took them. I chose to use a low resolution camera, being more interested in capturing colours and textures. I was drawn to the beauty in the detail and the effect of UV light on the subjects.

I chose to hold this exhibition in Newburgh as it too has a history of using small boats for fishing.

The exhibition includes 28 images of Majorcan llauts also incorporated into a short film accompanied by an evocative piece of music which plays throughout."


Lesley's website.

The exhibition will be shortly on show at The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Sunset Newburgh November 4th

Another of those plain and overcast days that comes alive with the rich evening sky.

Top Park Newburgh emblazoned by the colourful sky.

Setting sun riverside Newburgh North Fife, wonderful still conditions after a sprinkle of rain.

Looking inland over Newburgh into Perthshire, you maybe will be able to see the array of wind turbines on the horizon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

River Tay sunset November 1st 2011

River Tay sunset November 1st 2011.A great day warm with plenty of late sunshine.