We’ve been having seriously good weather for ducks. Glasgow had well over half its monthly average monthly rainfall in less than 24 hours, and don’t forget that in the west of Scotland we already get plenty of the wet stuff. Stirling was even worse.
I drove through a great big puddle too fast and gubbed the electrics, so we broke down just after we turned onto the M8 on the way home. This was taken with HD’s phone, and is of the car while we waited for the man from the RAC to rescue us. Of course by the time he came the car started, but he dried it out and sprayed it with industrial amounts of WD40 and it got us home OK.
I liked the morning sky colour here.
This clematis is by our front door. It’s going to look lovely in the summer.
This (very zoomed) view is not far from our house. As you can see the hills got a dusting of snow.
Confession: I totally forgot to take a picture on the 24th, so I took a picture of white nothing on the 25th. Whoops!
These carnations are left over from the bouquet I got from my colleagues (see previous photo) (actually they’re still alive a week later on the 30th too!).
I had an interview in the afternoon for a reduced-hours health visiting job, I didn’t get it (though they said I interviewed well), but it did give me the chance to hang around Queen’s Park before it got dark while waiting for HD to finish work. I tried lots of close-ups of the swans, got quite a few pictures I liked. This one had just had its head in the water, hence the dripping.
The best thing about moving house! 🙂
This is our local parish church (which coincidentally has the same name as our church in Glasgow).
This is the best takeaway we’ve had yet here (the Indian and Chinese have been a bit disappointing).
I can’t believe I’ve managed over 300 days of daily photos – on the home stretch now!
I went for my usual Friday constitutional in Queen’s Park, this is the (very zoomed) view over to Whitelee Wind Farm on the horizon. This is the last Friday I’ll be able to do this for a while – if all goes to plan this time next week will be our first full day in our new home! 🙂
I was teaching on an OU tutorial after work yesterday evening, and walked past George Square on my way. I liked the colour of the sky behind the City Chambers. The usual blingy Christmas lights are already up, though it’ll be a few more weeks before they’re switched on. The tents in front of the City Chambers on the right are the Glasgow Occupy protest. Unfortunately this particular protest has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons: STV article.
I was feeling the need for a bit of colour. I really like these coasters.
This was mid-afternoon, in full colour. I do like looking up at this tree.
I figured there haven’t been enough photos of boxes on this blog recently.
I find this view really calming.
Glasgow looked lovely from the park today, under a deep blue sky with the autumn colours. I’m really going to miss Queen’s Park when we move.
I think we can safely say it’s really autumn.
I think this pretty much sums up the day 🙁 (headache is better now though).
I’m really pleased with this picture. Zoomed-in view of the city from Queen’s Park.
Proof that miracles happen. 5 months on, the bonsai is still alive!
It’s been a lovely day today – this is Queen’s Park in the late afternoon. I’m going to try and make the most of the sun, as after this spell we probably won’t see it much till about April.
This was taken at my book group meeting. Unfortunately I didn’t ever get round to starting the book (Margaret Attwood’s “Alias Grace” – I had lots of other things going on, but also kept putting it off as I didn’t get on with the only other book of hers that I’ve tried and gave up on that on about page 3). I did eat cake though 🙂
This heron is becoming a more regular visitor to the little pond in the park.