Sometimes crowds came to see a rare visiting bird, it is like groupies flocking to see their favourite pop or film star. Tick the rare bird off in the book – trample the undergrowth but tick it off, chase the poor visitor off never to be seen again.
I get as much enjoyment watching the common bird as I do seeing something rare.
Some Common spots earlier in the week.
Black-headed gull in winter plumage.
Sunset – The view changes minute by minute. Same view different light.
The two cairns of Cairn Holy. Their landscape position is impressive, situated on a hill offering fine views over Wigtown Bay. Both are said to have been built in the 4th millennium BC.
This ancient place I always find is a place to stand and think of those who have stood here before me and what the stones have seen. Once a place for our ancestors but today a pace of mistery the stones are anchored in the landscape linking today with yesterday and yesterday to tomorrow.
Opened in 1967 Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Temple. A Buddhist complex associated with the Karma Kagyu school located at Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. We visited here a few years ago and camped in the van in their car park and had supper with the monks. This time we just visited for just some Kharma and a walk in the gardens.
There are 5 Golden Rules at the Temple aimed to help one find inner peace, within a wholesome environment. The rules are to help promote everyone’s mental and physical health.
- To protect life and refrain from killing.
- To respect others property and refrain from killing.
- To speak truthfully and kindly and refrain from lying.
- To cultivate health and refrain from all intoxicants.
- To respect others and refrain from sexual misconduct.
Well, it relaxed me on our trip before heading to the Scotish Town of Lockerbie.