27 November 2011

15 November 2011

Edelweiss - Austria

A view from the patch of  Edelweiss looking South Easterly from Adlerweg along the Schlegeisspeicher Lake at 2000 m+ towards Schegeiskees  with Hoher Weisszint and Gruber Moseier at 3082 m and 3480 m.

Same as above but with less cloud the Austrian- Italian border only on the other side of the peaks above.


Edelweiss /ˈdəlvs/, Leontopodium alpinum, is a well-known European mountain flower, belonging to the sunflower family.The common name comes from German edel, meaning "noble", and weiß (also spelled weiss) "white", thus signifying "noble whiteness"The scientific name Leontopodium is a Latin adaptation of Greek leontopódion (λεοντοπόδιον) "lion's paw", from léōn "lion" and pódion "foot" (diminutive of poús, foot")The Romanian name, floarea regine means "Queen's flower". Also, another common name is floare de colţ which means "the corner's flower".The Persian name is gol-e-yax, which translates as "ice flower"Established 1907 by the Austrian-Hungarian Army for their alpine troops, the sign was used in World War II by the Wehrmacht Gebirgsjäger—here as Edelweiss cap badge.The plant is unequally distributed and prefers rocky limestone places at 2000–2900 m altitude and immortalised in the famous Film - The Sound of Music.

The Misty Mountain

Couldn't resist this shot taken on a tripod with a long focal lense of  I believeTristner (Jaunspitze) 2672 m high Mayrhofen Austria.

12 November 2011

The Oldest Tennis Court in the World

This is a pic of a plaque inside the oldest tennis court in the world in the grounds of Fakland Palace Fife Scotland

The Fife Coast on a Sunny Day

Views round Earlsferry  near Elie Fife

Barking up the Wrong Tree!

We tend to look at the foliage of trees and miss out the bark! Some pics of a variety of tree barks I leave it to others to identify the trees.

30 October 2011

A View of The Alps

After a nice wee walk up the hill the views were spectacular....

29 October 2011

Lake Garda and Riva del Garda from the Malcesine Mountains

The Town of  Riva del Garda at the top of  Lake Garda from the mountains above Malcesine in the Riserva Integrale Gardensa Orientale.

A Day at The Beach

Wind Chasing on StAndrews beach

The Art Shop Bodnant Gardens

27 October 2011

Anstruther - The Ladies of Anstruther Rowing Club

The Ladies of Anstruther on the harbour water.

The Roof Tops of Beaumaris

A variety of different arrangements and styles of chimney pots in Beaumaris North Wales

25 October 2011

21 October 2011

Sunset on Conwy Castle North Wales

A rather picturesque view of Conwy Castle during a spectacular sunset from Glan Conwy North Wales

16 October 2011

Leading up the Hill

A nice lane in the village of Culross Fife

The Corner House

A lovely house on the corner in Culross Fife

The Dunmore Pineapple

The Pineapple, or the Dunmore Pineapple, is one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings. Standing a mile north of the village of Airth, it was built by the 4th Earl of Dunmore, John Murray, in 1761 as a birthday present for his wife Susan to view the walled gardens of Dunmore Park.

13 October 2011

Alpine Horns

The view from Filzenkogel - Toreggenkopf  ridge looking towards Edelhutte 2238m (Centre ish of Picture) with the Ahornspitze 2972m behind.

On the way along the Filzenkogel to Toreggenkopf  ridge at 2470m towards Edelhutte 2238m and Ahornsoitze 2972m we heard the sweet melodic tones of the Alpine Horn we then found this couple playing on the flatter side of the moutain so lovely.