The woodburner

We thought we might have been finished with our woodburning stove until the autumn, but a recent cold snap led us to resort to it again.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire

Tracks in the earth

After a lot of heavy rain earlier in the month, the past week or so has been warmer and sunnier (it won’t last). This has helped to dry out the previously sodden ground, but nonetheless there is still ample evidence in the surrounding fields of the passage of farm tractors through the mud.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth

Send in the clean-up team

Sheep markets are held regularly in our local village. They take place on the Rue du Marché Ovin (it means…er, ‘Sheep Market Road’). When I was recently mooching around the metal pens I had obviously just missed one.

In the circumstances, you can’t really blame the sheep for being nervous, I suppose.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal

Crossing the Forth

Driving north on the new(ish) Queensferry Crossing over the River Forth.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

Not ‘The Ring’

I was playing around in Lightroom with an otherwise ho-hum photograph of a clump of trees in the Beecraigs Country Park in central Scotland and came up with this slightly unsettling image that reminded me a little of the 2002 horror film ‘The Ring’.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark and Leaves

Alma mater

This is one of the many fine, typically Scottish stone buildings that form the estate of St Leonard’s School in St Andrews, my daughter’s eye-wateringly reassuringly expensive boarding school all those years ago.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

Three Knights

Nothing to see here…

Three knights in armour chatting on a street in the nearby village of Rancon. Couldn’t have anything to do with it being the day of the medieval fair, could it?

“So I says to King Arthur….”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trios

Just Hanging Around….

Cee’s theme for her Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘Oddball’. I think this qualifies.

After all, surely one of the things you least expect to see when you go off to the commune’s depot in order to gather some material with which to decorate a float for a parade is an artificial skeleton suspended from the rafters (and no, it wasn’t for a Hallowe’en parade either).

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Oddball

Saint Fillan’s Cave

Is it a door or is it a gate? Let’s compromise and call it a gate in a doorway.

This little grotto was said to be the dwelling place of the Christian ascetic Saint Fillan. It’s very small, which is why it’s tucked away in a a little alleyway in Pittenweem.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors

Call the glazier

The best you can say about these windows is that they let the light in.

Along with everything else.

This tower is part of the ruins of the medieval castle in St. Andrews.