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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A few pictures from around Newton Stewart

Pictures from a couple of walks around the town's periphery.

A colourful welcome

Towards Barrhill Farm

Small Toirtoiseshell


Same dragonfly different angle

The best picture
(I can't find what name it goes by)
Bob from Blue Sky Scotland tells me it's a Ruddy Darter. Having done a Google image search I must concur.

The same tortoiseshell

Newton Stewart view

Cree estuary view

A little way behind sat his harem

Ducks on Blairmout

Of the remaining six cygnets, five seem to be doing well. I fear for the wee fella !

Field bindweed

Interesting wall plaque

I wonder who PM was ?

View to Drigmorn and Millfore

The Penkiln Burn

Bower Drive bird feeders

A popular dining area

View towards Wigtown Bay from Newton Stewart old golf fairways

an inland Oystercatcher

A drystone wall mystery

Zoom in to Wigtown Bay

Last picture of the day


  1. So much beauty and wonder here, I really appreciate you sharing these lovely photos.

  2. Nice photos Jim. That looks like a Ruddy Darter Dragonfly. I noticed you had a lot of them down your way the last time I was in that vicinity. You also seem to have more butterflies in Dumfries and Galloway, probably because they thin out the further north they have to fly.

    1. Cheers Bob, the picture in my book wasn't positive enough. Looking on the net, I see it clearly now. We do have a lot of butterflies this year. Ringlet and Meadow Brown seem to be in abundance. Haven't managed a picture yet, but I've come across a couple of blue butterflies which are quite rare in this part of the world.

  3. It's lovely to get a personal tour of your lovely area Jim, albeit via pictures :(
    It's a stunning area with a lot of history and beauty. No wonder you enjoy living there.
    The smallest cygnet is rather small but let's hope the little fellow comes through triumphant. Your "best pic" is a gem, such detail! I see you got some power poles in for me, love the second image looking toward Barrhill Farm.
    The old house in the final photo begs exploration!
    And I'm very sorry to hear you are still feeling a little under the weather - perhaps a good shot of vitamin B complex would help you over the hill from this nasty virus.
    You have to be full of beans for next year yes?

    1. Thanks Rose, I am lucky to live in such a diverse area. Glad to be of service re the power poles.
      Kirroughtree House is very historic. A regular visitor back in the days was our very own bard, Robert Burns.
      Yes, I must get fit if I'm to travel, now we're into July I must get booking tickets soon.

  4. so many gorgeous images
    and wonderful close ups!

    1. Thank's Tammie, if I could get close to emulating your incredible close ups I'd be happy.

  5. Love the photos, especially the dragonfly. We get the ruddy darters down here too but I can never get close enough or still enough to snap them. Think they're amazing looking creatures. After we cleared my Granpa's house we found a roll of undeveloped film in his camera and when developed it was full of dragonfly shots so I have a particular affection for these creatures.

    1. As kids we used to go minnow fishing and guddling (tickling) trout and dragonflies were always around. We used to try and catch them but not harm them. It was only when I got to Hong Kong that I discovered there was a whole world of them. I had a copy of Philip Corbet's Dragonflies but it went missing in the late 60's.

  6. Rose sent me. Thank you so much for capturing and sharing this incredible beauty.

    1. Thanks for visiting EC, I do love where I live, it's home.
      Happy New Year to you.

  7. Wow! Such a lovely area! I could take thousands of photographs there!

    1. Hi Rose L, lovely to see you all the way from beautiful Oregon. I've always wanted to explore the west coast of America, Maybe Rose and myself might get there someday. Happy New Year to you and yours.


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