Monday, January 07, 2008

Moving on!

I'm now posting at Ayrshire+ Photos, although that site will continue to undergo updates/changes as I get to understand WordPress a little more.

Can you please update any connections you have to point to the new URL / feeds.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

River Doon

After the rain we've had, the River Doon is running as high as I've ever seen it.

The building in the centre is the Brig o'Doon House Hotel with the main window of the function suite (I won't shock you with the minimum cost of a wedding there) showing.

The partial building you can see in the top right is the Burns Monument in Alloway.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


We don't get Siskins all that often, but they are welcome visitors when they do come. When I went out to fill the seeds this morning, obviously one was so intent on feeding it didn't notice me until I was within touching distance. The it took off at a high rate of knots shouting furiously!! As you can see from the bottom of the nut feeder, it's still wet!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Icing Sugar

Someone was very profligate with the icing sugar last night!!

I'll be moving my blog onto in the near future, so keep your eyes open.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Mooning about

This morning as I went down to collect in my rubbish bin, the collection is very early in the morning, I saw the crescent moon through the bare trees and thought it worthy of a photograph.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Christmas Lights

Since it stopped raining for a bit, I managed to get the camera out and took a photograph of the Christmas decorations in Ayr High Street. These are repeated up and down the street. Quite restrained.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

I had hoped to be posting a photograph from today, but the not so good weather is still with us. Here is one from a cold crisp day in January 2003 which I took from the hills above Straiton to cheer us up.

If you followed the link through to the 1841 census, you'll find that boys as young as 10 were Agricultural Labourers as were women of 65.