Thursday, 5 July 2007

Then and Now

                                  

Good Afternoon have been out sitting in the garden but have been driven in as 'Rain stopped reading and painting' this afternoon. I was reading Stuart was painting the newly opened poppies, however I have been meaning to do this entry for some time but have been having bother trying to put a scan into my journal this is my second attempt today so here goes.
About twenty years ago when we were still living in Glenrothes Fife a disused graven works was given back to the region as the company had finished working it. The regional council took it over and have created a nature reserve. The first  one when they had just started planting trees etc

                   

Birnie Loch 1990.

Today it is very mature with trees and shrubs and many wild flowers and is host to lots of birds insects and small mammals including  Otter. It is a wonderful place to visit in the winter and you can walk round  this loch and Gaddon the adjoining loch which is now in the process of becoming a mature loch as it is five years behind in the planting plan.

               

               


 

This is how the Loch now looks or at least it was a couple of years ago. Have searched all My Pictures and this is the best I can do but I will take one next week when we are there just to round things off. Sorry this entry has been a bit confusing but had alot of bother with the size of the old picture coming off the scanner but think I have it right now.  Have a great evening Love,      

                                                                                          
       

7 comments:

sdrogerson said...

weather is crap here..........like my life

astoriasand said...

I cannot make out Joan if all your posting is here or not? ,It seems a short posting for you and no graphic at the end with your name on,so I will leave this comment for you to work out.I know the rain wasn't animated in the window graphic.I hope it isn't my end who has the problem?I will call back later to your blog and see if anyone else has mentioned anything in there comments.Hoe you do not mind.what happens ok!!!Some peopel have been having probs trying to post this week again.Take Care God Bless.KATH
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jeadie05 said...

The picture isnt there ,its been fine here all day ,guess what ,its just started to rain ,ha you guessed didnt you ? ...love Jan xx

astoriasand said...

Awww it looks so lovely Joan and don't be sorry,sometimes it's not always our faults these things happen.New rulings etc how to put pictures in and what sizes they should be etc., there are always changes happening and at times it is so confusing.Why don't they just leave things alone LOL.I would one day love to visit Scotland.I have been all over, but yet never been up Scotland,time and time again people tell me how beautiful your country is.
Maybe next year I night visit LOL!! Thanx for sharing these lovely ones here.It looks so tranquill and peacefull there.Have a lovely Friday Take Care God Bless KATH
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ally123130585918 said...

Hi Joan I am really fed up with all this rain ~ sorry you got interruped with your reading and Stuarts painting ~ wish there was something we could do about this weather ~ your pictures are lovely and those Loch's look beautiful now ~ when we were on holiday in Scotland I thought it was such a wonderful place to live ~ one of the best holidays we ever had ~ Ally x

labdancer51 said...

Hello Joan,

This awful wet weather is getting beyond a joke. I think we`ve all had enough now and it`s time the sun came out for the rest of the summer! I would love to see otters in the wild though I don`t think there are any this far south. The loch looks a beautiful place to visit. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

bronny42 said...

Lovely pictures Joan its so beautiful up there. weather is getting everyone down, we are all fed up with it. still we must remember the poor family in the floods who have lost their homes. Bye for now Kathie.