Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cromarty harbour

Cromarty harbour, originally uploaded by ccgd.

A cleverly composed shot - some would say almost too cleverly composed - of Cromarty Harbour. Home now after almost a month away, and although the weather is almost too good, I'm finding it hard to maker the time to walk and chill and take photographs.....

There are number of very good reasons for that , of which more soon, but I must try harder.

Monday, July 28, 2008

luxury and utilitarian

luxury and utilitarian, originally uploaded by ccgd.

The Grand Princess and the Galaxy II. Comarty Firth Scotland

Friday, July 25, 2008

Charles and Charlie - 17 years on

charles and charlie - 17 years on, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Charlie on his graduation day, back in a very wet day in June.

I did a Masters at Stirling in the early 90's, and we have a picture - which I must dig out - of a 5 year old Charlie and me at this very spot, when I received my Msc.

Proud and chuffed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Statues in a Garage

Statues in a Garage, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Yep - someone's garage........

Mind you that's Spain for you............

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Whyte and Mackay

Whyte and mackay, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Just home - in fact only through the door about an hour, having just driven up the A9 from a warm and very humid Glasgow. Got back from Spain to Glasgow late on Monday, but straight into work meetings and a renewable energy conference at the SEEC.

When in Glasgow I usually stay at the Hilton (we get a great corporate rate which means it's cheaper than a Travel Lodge) and walk up and down to Sauchiehall Street, where our Hamish has a flat.

The Whyte and Mackay Building always catches my eye, I love the bold lines and rectangles. A very modern Glasgow building.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tilting at windmills

Tilting at windmills , originally uploaded by ccgd.

The blog – the old Green Isle of the Great Deep – has been very quiet for the past month, for a number of very good reasons. Firstly I’ve been far from the Highlands of Scotland, and – very unusually for me – far, far from an internet connection. The past three weeks has seen Ruth, myself, and our two older lads (Charlie and Hamish), along with Charlie’s girlfriend Sarah, touring around southern Spain, but mainly ensconced in a Villa high in the Mountains behind Malaga, on the road to Grananda.

On the road home now, in Nerja on the coast, and then Madrid tomorrow, so normal service is in the process of being restored.

Oh, and these are some of Cervantes Windmills, on a hill high above the Castilian plain.