Sunday, 28 June 2009

Last Weeks Very Hot Day Out.



Good Afternoon, thought it was about time I told you about last weeks day out. On Monday morning the weather was very dull but mild when we decided to go to Morton Lochs a small nature reserve on the coast of Fife. We used to be regular visitors here in years gone by when we lived a bit nearer and the road in was not in such bad repair. A few weeks ago our old friend Malc  told us the road had been repaired and was now much better the holes in the track used to be through to Australia. Ha Ha.

The reserve is a lovely tranquil place and well worth a visit at different times of the year. Just now it is very dense, the wild flowers are all looking great.  During the high summer when the birds are harder to find and they are having their rest and a moult  we turn our attention to wild flowers and butterflies if there are any about.DSCF0905

This is North Loch not many ducks around at the moment but it is busy in the winter.



The path back to the car park just beyond the old railway bridge which was build beautifully in 1847.


Seven cygnets a swimming. The photograph below is the view looking out from the hide it was stunning.DSCF0909

One thing I have not mentioned was as the day passed it got hotter and hotter and so still as the reserve is backed by a forest on the sea side so it is very sheltered. I was not dress for such a hot day and was really suffering but it was worth it.


Wild Spotted Orchid. These were growing all over the pathway. Below is Campion and some Cow Parsley not sure which one as there is so many different varieties of this plant.


Hope you enjoyed our day out we did and the weather was so nice if just a tad hot for someone wearing tights and a full elastic stocking for my knee but other than it was a good day.  Till next time. Love,


Just a little PS I usually show you all the picturesque places we visit so I thought I would show you one of the not so nice places that are good for birding...........



Hollie said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing! It's hot here too! I'm already ready for fall.

Herrad said...

Hi Joan,

Lovely post and pictures, its hot and sticky in Amsterdam.


Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan those pictures are lovely ~ I always say what beautiful scenery you have in your part of the world ~ even the less picturesque picture at the end has a beauty of it's own ~
There is nothing worse than having to many cloths on when the weather turns hot ~
Hope your knee is feeling better ~ Ally x

Herrad said...

Hi Joan,

Thanks for visiting my dutch blog, I also have an english blog

Have a good Sunday night.

Jeannette said...

That looks like a beautiful spot Joan, I'm glad you made it through the day, I imagine you must have been roasting with tights and an elastic stocking on! It's been wonderfully hot here today and is meant to get hotter this coming week, about time too! Jeannette xx

Julie said...

I love the photos. It looks like you did a lot of walking on that bad knee. But I bet it was worth it.

Sybil said...

What a great day out you sure had. I have never heard of these wee lochs..will have to check them out next time I am up in Fife..Fancy having wethaer that was tooooooooo warmmmmmmmm must be a record !! It has been the same down our way last week and looks like same this week. although Mary and I are away down to Torquay for a few days, we will leave around 9 and make the best of the day. Fingers crossed we don't run into thunderstorms. We have just had a heavy shower and just easing now...
Have a lovely week and thanks again for brightening up our day.
Love Sybil xx

Marie said...

Beautiful pictures Joan. You did really well for it having been so hot. I just don't have any energy when it is hot like that. I hear we are in for a real heat wave this coming week!

Cathy said...

Absolutely envious scenery over there to the right of the pond. And I think this mugginess will last a bit longer, since the earth is still heating up in its ever-evolving state. But that only means we're headed for a "Little Ice Age" soon, then you'll be nice and cool! More like freezing actually lol. Glayva.

Jeannette said...

Wonderful pictures Joan, loved the Orchids. We are having a heatwave here and it is supposed to get hotter and hotter all week, not good for us as Mike and I have bad colds and chests. We can only keep as cool as we can.

Jeanie said...

I love visiting here to see all your lovely photos Joan!
Especially the old railway bridge path. Very evocative and makes you wonder of times gone by.
What a shame you were uncomfortable in the heat.
We daren't complain though after last summer's deluge. Dare we?
Take care of yourself.
Jeanie xx

Yasmin said...

Hi Joan looked like a great day with lovely phot's you have such a good eye capturing the details, it has been very it's nice to be able to get out and about.

Take care


Missie said...

The pictures are beautiful. What a lovely spot.

Have a good week.

Jan said...

Hi Joan I am playing catch up this morning ,lovely pictures ,Iwent out the other week dressed for cold and it turned hot ,so know what you mean hee hee ,My Sister Jean and her husband Pete have joined the twitching community , Jan xx

natalie said...

beautiful Joann!

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