Saturday, 15 March 2008

a Thusday the car.


Good Afternoon, You may be wondering why I am taking you on a tour in the car on Saturday when we went on Thursday . I have been reading about everybody’s trials and tribulations about putting in photos to our journals so I thought I would wait till it was fixed before I attempted to put mine in so here’s hoping all is well.

We have not been touring about very much of late with the weather being so nasty and the price of fuel these days but on Thursday morning when got up the sun was shining and it was a beautiful morning so we thought we would have a run in the car. We headed up to Perth then to Glendoick garden centre for a coffee and a home made scone lovely. From there we headed to an old haunt of ours The Knapp it is a narrow road that runs across the hills to Couper Angus. We were very lucky as we turned off the main road we saw a small flock of about 10 lovely Waxwings what better on a winters day. It was a favourite of ours when we lived in Dundee and Stuart has many happy memories of climbing up this road on his bike when he was training for races. We were so happy on Thursday as believe it or not nothing has changed there is no new house or roads been build it was as it was when we left Dundee thirty five years ago. Stuart took some of the photographs hoping to use them for his art work he is always looking for something to paint an often uses photographs as it is far too cold for him now outside how times change from the guy that rode his bike in all weathers.

We had a great day and the rain stayed away till we were just about home so all in all ‘ A Grand Day Out’


Just a point that may interest you. 

 Quote from Macbeth by William Shakespear.                     

Macbeth shall never vanquished be,

Until  Great Birnam Wood to High Dunsinane Hill.

Shall come against him.


The above picture is of Dunsinane Hill.



Till Next time Love,



labdancer51 said...

Thank you for posting these beautiful photos Joan, they look like they should be painted in water colours, just wonderful. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

cayasm said...

Very wise till all was fixed, lovely pics as usual, glad you all had a good day out.
enjoy the rest of the weekend

Take care


sdrogerson said...

tell me about it! Cost us £60 to fill the tank before we came up to Perth on Thursday!

ally123130585918 said...

Joan your pictures are wonderful ~ such beautiful scenery ~ glad you had an outing and the weather was better ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

What a lovely drive out ,well worth it to see all the lovely scenery I love the shape of the tree in the last two pictures ,seems to me Stuart has plenty to work from in that batch of pictures  of beautiful scenery Jan xx

msecz said...

Its nice to see things greening up there. We will have to wait until next month before the snow melts

mariealicejoan said...

I don't think the pictures are working quite yet, at least they aren't for me.  I still can't see the photos of your lovely drive.  Oh well, hopefully soon!  One of the things I love most about people's journals it the photos!
Have a lovely Sunday!

kirkbyj05 said...

I liked #7 #15 # 19 photos the best.
What lovely views of your snowdrops and wild primroses.  You have had a lovely tootle out and about...haven't you?
It took a while for the photos to download for me but it was worth the wait.
Jeanie xxxx

ekgillen said...

What wonderful pics!!!

jmoqueen said...

Fab pics ~ thank you for sharing them with us xx  Glad you had a good drive and it is nice to see things that haven't changed isn't it :o)  So did Stuart used to race bikes did he??  Rather him than me lol


jlocorriere05 said...

The photos are beautiful Joan, even the uncooperative horse one! Lol! I can't blame Stuart for painting from photos, a much more sensible idea ~ no way would I sit out in the cold when I could be at home! AOL wouldn't let me load my pics tonight but I eventually got them on! Persistance pays off! Jeannette xx