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! 🙂
Late afternoon winter sun may not be a rarity, but I love the unique way it makes everything glow with such vibrant colour… 🙂
With all the excesses of the wet winter weather we’ve had recently the high level of water within the last section of the Caledonian Canal is spilling over into the sea, which at low tide is creating a sparkly little waterfall in the afternoon sun 🙂
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 🙂
My garden is still producing surprises – I think these big round buds may be peonies, or something similar – and so far they look like they might be a luscious deep red when they finally bloom 🙂
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… 🙂