Red Tip Photinia — FOTD May 17

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My latest post for Cee’s FOTD.


An Industrial Past — Lens-Artists Challenge #199

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks challenge, set by John of Journeys With Johnbo.

The central belt area of Scotland, from the River Clyde, across to the Forth Estuary was at the forefront of industry in the past.

The docks in Glasgow saw such ships as the Glenlee, a three masted sailing ship, but with engines & mechanical windlasses.

Here you can see old dock buildings on the Clyde with the new Transport Museum & masts of the Glenlee in the background.

Old dock buildings in Glasgow

The Padlle Steamer Waverley is the last seagoing passenger ship of its type in the world. She still runs sight seeing excursions on the Clyde & Clyde Estuary.

Waverley Paddle Steamer alongside Glasgow Science Centre

Caledonia Macbrayne (known locally as CalMac) ferries are the modern vessels serving the highlands & islands of Scotland.

CalMac ferry at Largs
CalMac ferry at Largs

The Finnieston Crane is another symbol of the Clyde’s industrial past.

Finniston crane
Finnieston Crane

The ornate Templeton Building near Glasgow Green was once a carpet factory, now home to offices & apartments.

Templeton Building
Templeton Building

The next three pics all link to the canals, a vital link between West & East.

Original horse power
Original horse power
Lock 20 on the Forth & Clyde Canal
Lock 20 on the Forth & Clyde Canal
The Kelpies -- a memorial to the heavy horse of the industrial era
The Kelpies — a memorial to the heavy horse of the industrial era

The Falkirk Wheel has to be seen to be believed; this modern marvel of engineering, it lifts boats from the Forth & Clyde Canal up to the Union Canal & vice versa.

Lensy’s been seen at the Falkirk wheel on occasion ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Susan — Fan Of… #156

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This week’s Fan Of… is my awesome wife, Susan. Susan is a crazy lady who has & does put up with my wierdness & we have been together for 25 years now, & married for 19.


Susan has just finished the first draft of a the first in the series of a Romantic Suspense novel — Running the Asset, full of “Sex, Lies, Scots & Spies. She also runs a Things in Scotts (TiS) post with snippets of the novel using the Scotts language.

Continue reading “Susan — Fan Of… #156”

Santa Monica Pier — Water Water Everywhere #126 and OWS

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

This is also my post for Debbie’s OWS: Pier.

How To Join In

  1. Create a Water Water Everywhere Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your WWE blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Water Water Everywhere or add WWE tag.

Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜