Posted in Kirkcaldy, Weather at 8:28 pm on 8 November 2012
Tuesday evening presented a glorious vista over Kirkcaldy as the sun’s last beams caught the underside of the clouds. This was the scene from the street on which Son of the Rock towers stands.
Here’s a stitch of two photos taken from nearby Beveridge Park.
There’s a fence in the Park that separates off the tennis courts. It had recently trapped wind-blown leaves. A strange sight.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Weather at 1:00 pm on 28 January 2012
This is the seventh time I have used this post title.
The question mark above appears because about two weeks ago – mid-January – we noticed a cherry tree flowering – a sign of the mild winter we’ve been having.
That Sunday, the 15th, I photographed it.
The same day the park’s pond was partly frozen over.
Further round the park was evidence of the wild storms we endured recently.
Some conifers had fallen in the area around the fountain – a fountain whose winter spectacle I featured in this post two years ago.
Posted in Weather at 10:02 pm on 21 December 2011
This morning I woke up to the dark, left home in the dark and came back in the dark. Due to the overcast it was dark all day.
December in Scotland. I might as well be in the Arctic circle.
But it would be worse if the clocks were not turned back for the winter.
At least from today on the nights will brighten earlier (clouds permitting.)
Posted in Dumbarton FC, Weather, Work at 1:00 pm on 20 August 2011
I’ve been a bit knackered this week. I started back at work, which is always a shock to the system. That tree I mentioned three years ago – I’ve been blogging for three years? – is looking a bit peaky; but perhaps it always does. Time for reading has fallen drastically.
But I’ve been busy on another count. The man in charge of the East Fife programme has asked me to write an article to appear in the issue for our game there next Saturday (27th Aug) which got me irrationally excited.
I’ve splurged out 1203 words and I’ll need to cut it for publication. So that’s my weekend gone.
(Well I may go to Brechin today but the prospects aren’t good.)
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Weather at 2:00 pm on 21 February 2011
Yesterday the good lady and myself had a stroll along the Prom, prom, prom (as we do fairly often) and for the fifth day in a row the sea was wild. The previous days we had seen it only while walking to the High Street; enough to realise it was pretty rough. Thus forewarned, yesterday we took the camera.
It’s difficult to capture this fountain effect. The timing has to be right.
The sea’s pounding has caused a lot of the Prom’s paviors to come loose. This was a minor example of the holes left behind. Flotsam and jetsam are also everywhere.
Evasive action was required here!
Somehow or other a still photo doesn’t quite capture the moment.
Posted in Weather at 2:00 pm on 9 February 2011
Last night just before dusk we took a walk in the nearby park. (Got to try to get the lingering Christmas weight off somehow.)
Underneath one of the trees I spotted some snowdrops. It fair cheered me up.
Perhaps winter may be coming to an end.
Posted in Dundee, Weather at 8:29 pm on 28 December 2010
Well Christmas has been and gone, and my birthday just before it.
We had both boys, plus the younger’s girlfriend, with us for a few days. A nice family time. Among other things as presents I got a few more tins for the collection; mainly containing biscuits.
Yesterday I was van driving again, the road and the miles to Dundee. Not to mention humphing furniture flat packs up two flights of stairs at the other end.
I can barely move today.
So there’s not been much time for posting.
There has also been a full scale thaw.
Posted in Politics, Weather at 8:00 pm on 18 December 2010
I see that there has been transport chaos in England today. Roads and airports have been closed and motorists have been stranded in their cars overnight.
I trust that Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray and high profile Scottish Tory David McCletchie will now be demanding the resignation of the relevant UK Minister as obviously he (or she, I’ve no idea who has that responsibility, if anyone) is to blame for this totally avoidable occurence.
Posted in Dumbarton FC, Weather at 5:57 pm on 18 December 2010
I’m sure there was something I was meant to be fretting about this afternoon…..
But I can’t quite remember what that might have been.
Posted in Weather, Work at 2:00 pm on 11 December 2010
My workplace was badly disrupted by the recent snow but the surroundings were lovely when we resumed on Tuesday.
I was a day too late taking these photos. The trees still had snow on them on Wednesday but I’d forgotten the camera. By Thursday it had fallen off.
I took all these from inside so you can see reflections of lights in the window glass.
This is a view to the main road (all but blocked by abandoned cars for most of the week.) The jannies* had done a great job clearing the car park.
Snow had fallen from the higher roof here onto the lower one causing a lot of damage.
There were some nice icicles hanging around.
The Christmas tree looks a little forlorn here. There is actually a pond in this picture.
A couple of courtyards now. The first has some snow covered pergolas. By Friday all the snow had gone.
*Scottish diminutive for janitor. For those from the south who don’t know what one is a janitor is a caretaker.