Nature photography, Nikon, Photography

New Aberdour (Aberdeenshire)

Sheep grazing on turnips
Poppy Cross pictured at St Drostans, New Aberdour

Visiting a few old photos from a couple of years ago. Remember stopping at St Drostans church on the outskirts of New Aberdour and taking a look around. This is an interesting site and it’s located in a really beautiful spot looking out across the North Sea. As I remember, there were pirates graves in this graveyard with skull and bones engraved on their tomb stones. Some of the stones are very old and covered in lichen making it difficult to read the inscriptions, but it all adds to the old charm of this ancient site.

A little background history

“St Drostans has, in fact, got a very significant history in that it was established by St Drostan when he landed at Aberdour shore in the 6th century A.D. St. Drostan had parted from St. Columba with a view to bringing the gospel to the north east of Scotland. Aberdour is therefore, a fountainhead for Christianity in Scotland”. —Aberdour Church of Scotland St Drostans Cemetery

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Nature photography, Nikon

Countryside near home

Some OLD-FASHIONED things like FRESH AIR and SUNSHINE are hard to beat.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The weather was lovely and sunny yesterday afternoon (and warm). Hubby and myself enjoyed a walk in the countryside not far from the house with the dog. Love how the sun highlighted the trees. Also, the way the light highlighted the water in the burn.

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landscape photography, Lock down 2020, Low light potography

Coping with lockdown

Aberdeenshire (as the sun was going down)

Hubby and myself often take short trips in the countryside or down by the coast (all within the home area of course) just to get out of the house for a while. Lockdown makes us feel ‘stir crazy’ some days and it’s nice to have a distraction for a little while.

We usually pack a picnic basket with a flask of hot chocolate or coffee along with a few choice goodies and look to park somewhere nice to enjoy our afternoon treat. It’s one of our ways of coping with lockdown.

How do you cope with lockdown? I’d be interested to hear. Please feel free to leave a note in the comments below.