Friday, 17 October 2008

A Continuation of Yesterday.

Good afternoon today's entry is really a continuation of yesterday, it was such a glorious afternoon and with the petrol now being 99p per litre haha we thought we would take a little run in the car to the high ground behind where we live.


As we gained height the temperature dropped like a stone and the wind got up. It is very open and windswept but worth it for the views you get from the top



I like this picture of the rolling hills in the distance and the straw bails, which I call Dougals after the Magic Roundabout character, at the bottom of the hill.




In this distance you can see towards a hill called Benarty it has lovely crags when you see it up close. Posted by Picasa

This last picture is of Castle Island on Loch Leven this is castle in which Mary Queen Of Scots was incarcerated in 1567 and was forced to abdicate in favour of her brother James v1 and was later executed in the Tower of London on the orders of Elizabeth 1. This week there has been murmurings about the Scottish Parliament trying to bring back her remains which now lies in Westminster Abbey to Scotland to be bury her in Stirling Castle. We shall wait and see the outcome of that one. Till next time, Love

Joan.

14 comments:

Don said...

Very interesting and informative Blog

Yasmin said...

Love joining you on your walks, even if it is in a virtual way...lol great pictures, especially the first one you captured the colours perfectly.

Yasmin
x

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Jeannette said...

Thanks for letting me know you posted Joan. I've just subscribed to your alerts so should get them in future! Scotland is a beautiful place at this time of year, the photos and history were great. I agree that Mary Queen of Scots should be buried in Scotland. We have her Rosary here in Arundel castle in Sussex. Perhaps we should return that too?! Jeannette xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan the scenery around your way is truly ~ sounds like you had a good trip out ~ Ally x

Ally Lifewithally said...

should have read truly beautiful (but you knew that didn't you :o) ~ Ally x

Sherry said...

I love your pictures and stories thanks for sharing
hugs
Sherry
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Stuart said...

As always Joan a fabulous entry!

Sandra said...

another beautiful journey with you, thanks so much
Sandra

Jean said...

What a beautiful place,take care. jean

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

The walks are amazing, Joan. I love seeing your piece of the world. LOL at the gasoline. It's 2.99 a gallon here which we think is quite a bargain. Ha! xx

Marie said...

Such Beautiful pictures Joan. I felt like I was right there with you!

Sandra said...

Hi Joan, thanks for the link to your journal. I`ve copied and pasted it to my blog now. We not try to follow my journal now, it might work now I have your address. Oh, what a stunning scenery, I`m sure I`ve told you before but you are solucky to live in such a beautiful place. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Astra! said...

love the views, beautiful pics and i hope you had a lovely day out...
Astra!

Mark and Elayne said...

Such beautiful pictures. I have always loved Autumn.
Laini

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