My Favourite Tree – Beech, Almondell Park – Watercolour
East Lothian Coastline – Watercolour
Part of the coastline above the sea at the east end of Tantallon Castle. These are not natural rocks but the remains of part of the castle. It must have taken some nerve (or some persuasion) to build this high up as the drop, down to the sea, is terrifyingly high.
Autumn? – Watercolour
September has brought about a weather change with sun giving way to greyness. This,perhaps, is offset by some colour starting to appear in the trees. Can Aurumn be far away?
Almondell Trees – Watercolour
From a sketch made sitting next to the River Almond on a hot sunny day
Tuesday 28th May,Dunbar Castle – Watercolour
We visited Dunbar and the surrounding John Muir Country park. It seemed a good idea to have a look at the harbour and the remains of the old castle which sits above it.
Once a mighty structure this place is now reduced to a vast heap of rubble. Its is interesting to note that many might argue that this unsafe place (it is fenced off and is home to thousands of nesting sea-birds) should be levelled yet the place has deep historical significance in our past, not least where Queen Mary was “abducted” by Bothwell and, to the surprise of the country, married him a few months later.
Hamilton Place, Stockbridge – Watercolour
Another view of the area where we used to stay (See post, July 12th). This ornate clock tower is, in fact, now part of a bank in this busy area. The traffic seems more chaotic than it used to be.
Friday 31st May, Prince’s Street from Calton Hill – Watercolour
Its worth a climb up Calton Hill to see the iconic view of Prince’s Street from the top. Earlier we persuaded one of our guests to climb up the large Gothic structure shown in the centre of this view. This is the Scott Monument, dedicated to the famous Scottish author. The jury is still out one whether our friend is still recovering from the experience and speaking to us.