8 July 2013

Barley and flowers in the middle of somewhere




9 comments:

CherryPie said...

Cheerful sunny colours.

Claude said...

Wonderful to visit your flowering summer fields while rain is storming the windows.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

31 degrees C here today Claude, 88 Fahrenheit - Back in Sunny Scotland as we head for the island of Arran.

Craig said...

Beautiful! Did your satnav mistakenly take you to the middle of a field? :)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I have no SatNaV Craig, only a map being read (I use the term loosely), often upside down, by my wife... hence we sometimes end up in the middle of somewhere but nowhere that we know :) A quiet walk usually gives us time to look at the location of the sun and smell the wind and work out which general direction we should head in next. (We saw a fine view of your abode today from the Arran ferry, BTW, and had a nice meal in the "Waterside" place at Seamill. See today's new post. I was keeping a look out for Boris so that I might surprise him (and you) by calling out his name from the car as we passed.

Craig said...

How strange Andrew. I just read your post on Arran with my draw dropping. Then I saw the patio shot and thought "That's the Waterside". We're only 300M away from there. I wish I'd known you were coming, I'd have popped down to throw some iced drink in your lap!
You were SO lucky with the weather.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Oh, from your photos I was thinking you were somewhat further north in West Kilbride and up the hill so spotting Boris would be unlikely. Anyway, we are briefly home now but heading for Tobermory soon, and if I follow the navigator's directions there is every chance we may be passing you again :)

Pete McAdam said...

Your picture of barley reminded me that I must get some barley straw for my fishpond. Apparently it controls algae, although despite the fact that it is dumped into our reservoirs en-masse, E.U regulations will prohibit its use as a biocide unless the manufactures provide a mountain of paperwork to prove that it is safe to put into a pond. This will prove to expensive, so it is likely that barley straw will be illegal for use in ponds from September. Its madness.
Nice pictures though.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

That's interesting Pete.