Natures beauty.

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.


ancient stones & links with the past.

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.


A little bit of colour on a dull day.



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.

  1. To protect life and refrain from killing.
  2. To respect others property and refrain from killing.
  3. To speak truthfully and kindly and refrain from lying.
  4. To cultivate health and refrain from all intoxicants.
  5. To respect others and refrain from sexual misconduct.

Well, it relaxed me on our trip before heading to the Scotish Town of Lockerbie.