Caledonian Canal: Clachnaharry Sea Lock

One of my favourite walks close to home in Inverness is to tramp along to the very end of the Caledonian Canal where it finally meets the sea at Clachnaharry Sea Lock. I’m a creature of habit so walk here a lot, sometimes with my camera and sometimes just my phone, and tend to take very similar photographs every time I go. I’d really struggle to choose a favourite image out of all I’ve ever taken because I genuinely love them all in different ways. The scenery remains pretty much the same every time, but the weather changes along with the seasons and the tides. This morning it was dry and cloudy with intermittent sunny spells but OMG it was really windy – my hair was whipping about in all directions and was in knots when I got home! 🙂

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Starts with ‘Cal’

Photo A Week Challenge: All About the Scenery

Faded Roses

I think these really will be the last pics of the beautiful cut roses bought for me by my husband on 27th December last year – I’m absolutely amazed they’re still in such reasonable condition considering they’re now all of three weeks old. I’ve topped them up with fresh water every couple of days but other than that it’s all down to nature.

The colours are definitely fading and they’re getting more than a little tatty and brown around the edges, so it’s probably time to call it a day but I’m more than impressed to have had three weeks of lovely blooms from this bunch, so I think my vase of roses have definitely Won the Week for me 🙂

Flower of the Day

Photo A Week: Something Pretty

Through the Looking Glass

I don’t (yet!) have a proper photographic lensball like Jez (any perceived hint of covetousness is purely imaginary, honest…!), but when Nancy Merrill posted her Photo A Week Challenge on the topic of ‘glass’ I decided to be creative and experiment with the nearest equivalent I do have to hand at home right now – basically a plain glass paperweight with air bubbles trapped artistically inside the sphere.

Sadly I think there’s far too much going on within this particular ball of glass for it to work as brilliantly I’d hoped, but at least I had fun trying – this is the nearest I got to having the flower even the slightest bit in focus, and I actually kind of like the overall blurry effect… 🙂