Scone Palace

So I was set a task this week, by persons who shall not be named, that is to get some photos of a peacock, preferably with its tail spread out. So where better to find peacocks than Scone Palace, just up the road from us, so off I went.

Scone Palace is an amazing place and set in some beautiful scenery, there are various animals as in highland cows, various birds etc including some lovely and reasonably friendly peacocks.

Peacock tail
Peacock with tail showing

Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned.

 

 

 

 

 

When the feathers are opened up they are really quite lovely, its obviously part of the mating ritual for the male to display his feathers so not quite sure what to think of him when he opens them out form me taking a picture, maybe he wants me to put them on a dating site for him. 🙂

On the way home I stopped off at a nearby burn where because of the recent rains I knew the water levels should be half decent, I wanted to see if I could get some long exposure shots of running water in the woodland.

Waterfall
Long exposure of a local burn

 

The Falls

Braan falls can be found near Dunkeld in Scotland, just along the road from and another impressive fall at the Hermitage, this image is of the falls just before the run under an old stone bridge into a deep gorge. It quite an impressive area altogether.

Falls
The falls at Braan water

The bridge this river flows under is known locally as the “Rumbling Bridge” when you stand on it with the water in full flow you understand why!

Coming Home

Rowers
Coming Home

On a visit to beautiful Anstruther in Fife, we saw a group of rowers returning from a training exercise , the waters within the harbour were fairly calm but outside it looked to be a lot choppier and must have taken some strength to row through those seas! time to come in for a nice cuppa I think.

Anstruther is a great picturesque little village on the east coast of Fife, well worth a visit for the scenery and the famous Fish and Chips served there, not to be missed!