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Black Earnside

9 September 2004

This time I am really having difficulty choosing today's PaD. Today was a lovely day. The sun was shining and the bees were buzzing. I tired of 'supervising' the builders (well, making sure that the fence is put up on the developer's land and not mine, actually), and decided that I ought to go out. I dropped Linda off at her office, and spied activity around a building I had long assumed to be derelict. There was a pigeon race. I whipped out the camera and asked the assembled people if they minded me taking pictures - they did not. I must say that they were an extremely friendly bunch. Following this, I still had time to kill before picking up Liam, so I headed up to the Black Watch memorial because this regiment is in the news just now - it is to be abolished as part of MOD cutbacks. Liam and I both had appointments at the dentist for our six-monthly check-ups. Liam got a clean bill of health, and the dentist told me that I had the cleanest teeth that she had seen in a long time. I was very pleased with that, because my teeth were once in a very sorry state, and it took eight months of treatment and several hundred pounds to repair the damage caused by neglect. After the dentist, we were in no real rush to go home, so we went down to Discovery Quay for a look at the RRS Discovery. We then decided that it would be nice to cross the river and go for a drive from Wormit to Newburgh to have a look at the Rail bridge, the river, Ballinbreich Castle and much, much more. As a special (and very rare) treat, our supper was chips which we ate in the car whilst parked at Black Earnside, the site of one of the important battles between Sir William Wallace and the English invaders that Mel Gibson forgot to mention in his travesty of a film, Braveheart. Anyway, back to the picture. This is the very first time that the pictures I took are those that I sought to take: consequently, I am unable to choose a PaD. The one you see here was chosen on the toss of a coin; the alternatives can be seen: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

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Leo Charette12-Sep-2005 10:15
Another gorgeous shot... Sept 9 has been a good day for you ;)
Melanie11-Sep-2004 14:36
I can see that you had some tough decisions to make (as to a PaD). Glad it was you & not me, I'd still be trying to decide! LOL
Dominic Kite10-Sep-2004 16:55
Nice shot - you were busy today!
Guest 10-Sep-2004 10:49
Great shot.
Exactly the kind of view I'm longing for when I come to Scotland.
You are a lucky man by the way (concerning your PaD inspiration today).
Argishti Khachik10-Sep-2004 08:38
Excellent shot Stu. Great composition and contrast!
Zak10-Sep-2004 08:31
no false teeth for you just yet then ;-)
Guest 10-Sep-2004 06:21
Very peaceful
christianl10-Sep-2004 06:17
northstar3710-Sep-2004 05:57
Could be on the cover of one of those relaxation ceedees...It's a lovely time of year for taking pictures! Glad all your gnashers are in order.
Michael Cempa10-Sep-2004 05:04
sweet shot!
jypsee10-Sep-2004 04:10
Truly beautiful...fine composition.
laine8210-Sep-2004 02:54
That is so mellow Stewart except for the bounce of sun on the water. Bye the way, your so right, kids are the greatest & Zoe say's Kankoo for the birthday wish ;>)
Larry Ahern10-Sep-2004 02:49
Katie Chew10-Sep-2004 01:26
Beautiful image.
Gary Blanchette10-Sep-2004 00:48
This image is awesome Stewart!
Karen Leaf10-Sep-2004 00:22
Tough choice. It must be nice....
Guest 09-Sep-2004 23:39
that's a great picture, i like the 'layered' effect you've caught
Carmen09-Sep-2004 23:36
So you have a four-sided coin, eh? ;^) Can I borrow it some time?
I think I like the Tay Bridge South one best, and then the ship, and then this, but you're right it probably was a job for the coin to decide. Can't really complain of days where you end up with "too much of a good thing" now, can you?
Adalberto Tiburzi09-Sep-2004 23:20
Beautiful. Love the colours and depth.
Robin Reid09-Sep-2004 23:11
My, my. You do get around and get some quite interesting images. I like this one for the mood and sense of peace.