Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tayview Sept 25th 2014

Near high water today 25th September. I've taken this view hundreds of times, always different of course, the changing nature of light, water level and of the fields. Harvest is largely over, ploughing and sowing is in full swing advantaged by the clement weather. Today had a brisk westerly wind drying the remaining crops, noticed was a field of oilseed rape being combined, only potatoes and root vegetables remain.

Land Rover North Fife

Land Rover North Fife, 36 years old, languishing but about to be liberated, restored and put into good road worthiness. In spite of lying dormant for years it is in remarkably good condition.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Referendum View North Fife

Referendum View North Fife. A dreich overcast day reflecting the mood of 1.6 million voters in the Scottish referendum. Soon, lets hope the sun will shine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scottish Referendum voting Newburgh North Fife

People in Newburgh North Fife were out in force casting their all important votes today, by lunchtime 45% had done so. Of the few I spoke to, one was a don't know due to being confused by the spin and debate and decided not to vote at all. Others fell into both camps about 50 - 50 which if it reflects the final outcome, half of us will be disappointed, half jubilant. Acceptance will be the order of the day.

 All very divisive, even one of my daughters has fallen out with her long term boyfriend over the issue.
A dreich day that never the less enriches the colours in the local fields. Us too are being enriched by being mindfully involved in such an important transformation. I'm now off myself to submit my choice.
Just back....the turn out at 7-45pm was 87%, amazing, the polling booths are open till 10-00pm. It will be higher.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scottish Referendum North Fife

Tonight I for one and many millions know that to vote YES is the best thing since sliced bread in the referendum.What a chance to be free of the vested punitive interested status quo, a sense of oppression, historic and present under  Westminster rule. Who in their right mind would vote for more of the same. An opportunity for grass roots politics to organically emerge and grow into a new order of equality, fairness, shared prosperity, openness, to be fulfilled and happy.

Straw bales with something to say, a tremendous energy abounds just about everywhere, in the villages, towns, cities, the islands, highlands & lowlands. There are signs/flags in fields, gardens, hanging out of windows, all over. A momentous time that is already shaking things up.A new order which ever way the vote goes. A catalyst for change for the better all over the UK or K. Ken?
Friday, we will all know.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunflower North Fife

Sunflowers are one of my favourites, late flowering, are a rich source of nectar for insects, provide oil and seed for human consumption. I have fond memories of seeing fields in France, countless hectares of them, like being in floral heaven.

Here visited by a hover fly.
In the few minutes of taking these shots bumble bees were present too. Earlier blooms are now fully developed, the seeds of which provide us with additions to breads and salads. Easier to go to the supermarket for the oil.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tayview September 11th

A hazy Tayview day, the sun never did burn it off completely.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Moon North Fife

Almost full moon lurking behind the cloud on the 8th September.

An explosion of light in the encircling gloom.
Passing cloud, ever changing but to me more than anything illustrates the serious limitations of my digital camera. I know that film would have been much better, such is change.

Tayview 5th September North Fife

Tayview 5th September North Fife,  Changeable weather as Atlantic low pressures drift by, low cloud with accompanied humidity, still warmish though.

Tayview August 31st

Tayview August 31st at midday.

 Six hours later at higher water.