Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015: a teaser

After all that driving to get this, I couldn’t let today pass without posting┬átaster shot from the solar eclipse. I find it interesting that, for all the posturing online about the need for Baader solar sheets and that ND filters wouldn’t provide enough protection, nature provided clouds as the best kind of filter anyway. The […]

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Up East Lomond

The trig-point on top of East Lomond, one of the more noticeable hills in Fife. It’s not a bad route for spending a couple of hours strolling around – but the view’s much better on a sunny day.

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

Classic views – the familiar pointy triangular shape of a snow-covered Ben Lomond with its head in the clouds, from the Loch Ard Forest track

Sunlight on Snow

Sunlit Snow

A classic Trossachs view – sunlight on snow-capped mountains (Sron Armailte, Ben Vane and part of Ben Ledi), from the Duke’s Pass.

RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett

I loved many of his Discworld series, of course, for many years – a very favourite author of one’s – several – generations. But on hearing of his passing, the first quote that comes to mind is from A Slip of the Keyboard, collected non-fiction, showing a further glimpse of the man behind the books. […]