The Stains

Heading back to my favourite island (not counting the UK, of course) this weekend.  The weather is supposed to be a bit yuck, but that’s no surprise.  There is a good chance of an aurora on Saturday night.  I suspect this probability directly affects cloud cover.

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Abandoned

I can actually remember the last time I used a phone box.  I was working a craft fair in Bo’ness and needed to call home.  For a long time, I resisted having a mobile phone because I thought they were intrusive and annoying.  Now, like most people, I wouldn’t be without one, so I fear the bright…

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Gin Soaked

My friend and I had the good fortune of attending a gin tasting at a wine and spirits shop called Wood Winters.  We were treated to eight different gins and instructed how to sample and appreciate them.  Most were good, some were ok, and one was spectacular.  My friend and I both left with a…

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Nacreous Clouds

I awoke to what looked like a painting in the sky this morning – beautiful nacreous clouds.  They’re also called rainbow or mother of pearl clouds and occur when ice crystals form high in the stratosphere.  The ice acts as a prism when the sun hits it.  The result is breathtaking clouds right outside my window.

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Magnet

I posted this photo a few years ago, and it and the post it was in has become a huge magnet for spammers.  So I’ve deleted the old post it the hope it will deter them. At the time this was taken, this building was an abandoned factory.  Now it’s used for filming most of…

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