Tuesday, 23 February 2010

we go walking

we go to glasgow to help geo buy himself a new bike. this entails much of the afternoon at braehead, an experience well beyond the call of duty, a fact i point out to geo in no uncertain terms. however friends are friends and the extra mile is something that needs to be done when it comes to buying a bike. back to fragile's house for a stack of indian food and, among other things, we get into their experiences doing some astrophotography recently. really, we say, but our camera can do many of those things....

but before we go anywhere near a star cluster i go out for a bit of a nature walk with t the following day, partly to show her round a wee bit of woods near where we are where i go cycling but really mostly to exorcise our braehead demons. and it is lovely. t loves the nature so it's always great to see her out in it and walking, slow and frustrating tho it may be at times, does give a different perspective. we see loads. the sun even shines. t wants to camp. maybe just a bit early for that!



we don;t walk too far but the following day t, who does almost no exercise (not by choice i should point out) feels fine and dandy. i, on the other hand, feel like i've been hit with a bus. it does not agree with me this walking malarkey!

nevertheless after some four years of living where we are now it finally occurs to me that the hill at the back of the house might be an ideal spot for stargazing. and it is! t has a bit of a moment as we get by what appears to be yet another local dogging spot but we're soon up the hill and it is glorious. our camera, which has annoyed us no end performs admirably. we can even see the earth moving!



such a great spot it is that t's already planning the cold weather gear and flasks of tea for our next outing. and of course on the way back of course we have to get a big long exposure of the cars...

4 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks for the tour.
x

Niamh B said...

Looks like a beautiful walk, love the last pic there.

Sorlil said...

love the snowdrops, first ones I've seen this year!

Roxana said...

it's good to be away from blogging for a while but even better to come back and find such marvels, i love this, the feeling of coming back home on the Swiss Lounge :-)

and the snowdrops field is driving me crazy, i have never seen something like this before! i can't imagine what it feels like, walking slowly into that spring...

(still catching up)