Wordless Wednesday dec 16

The Kelpies in an autumn landscape ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Kelpies
Kelpies

Helix Park — Fan Of… #136 and Pull Up a Seat #48

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 a visit to Helix Park.

This is also my entry for Xinfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge. Check out the seat below ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Helix Park is an outdoor visitors centre just outside of Falkirk & forms part of the Kelpies attraction. The Park is a very open area with a kids playpark, cafรฉ, plenty of bike parking & two very large ponds. Both ponds are frequented by a variety of water birds: Swans, ducks, coots, geese & gulls, to mention but a few.

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A Dreich Day by the Canal — Fan Of… #135 and Lens-Artists #175

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 a dreich day by the canal. Probably not everyone’s idea of a day to be out on the bikes, but we’ve decided we’re not just fair-weather cyclists.

Being out on our bikes exploring is our version of bliss for my wife & me, & so this is also my entry for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, hosted this week by Lindy Low LeCoq: Follow Your Bliss.

We don’t have a car & since we got our bikes earlier in the year, we have clocked up over 700km & have seen many local attractions & a plethora of nature that we would never have otherwise come across. We use the Forth & Clyde Canal a lot to get around & I have been able to capture many images that have featured extensively in my Fan Of… & Water Water Everywhere Challenges, as well as in many other photographic challenges.

A soggy Susan & the bikes at Auchinstarry Marina
A soggy Susan & the bikes at Auchinstarry Marina
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Autumn by Lamplight — Cellpic Sunday

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ This is my latest post for John’s Cellpic Sunday. I saw these yellow leafs lit by a streetlight on my way to work one morning so took a quick shot to see how they came out; I like the result ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Autumn by lamplight
Autumn by lamplight

Cycling by the Canal In Autumn — Fan Of… #134

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This week’s Fan Of… is cycling by the canal in autumn; low sun angle, still waters & reflections, lots of golden browns & a family of swans ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Low sun on Forth & Clyde Canal
Low sun on Forth & Clyde Canal
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