I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


December squares #3

We all complain about time going too quickly – running away from us.  This clock outside Glasgow’s Buchanan Street Bus Station is doing just that!

Killermont Street, Glasgow

For Becky’s December Square photo challenge we are invited to share photos of our interpretation of ‘time’.



In the Pink Squares #30

It’s the final day of the challenge and I am tickled pink that I have made it here without missing a day.

For my final offering I have two photos with splashes of pink in them – details from a fabulous mural that is painted on the wall inside Glasgow Subway’s Hillhead station, on Byres Road.  The detail in Alasdair Gray’s 20 metre long mural is so wonderful that it is very inviting to stand there and look at it instead of leaving the station to meet your family for a lunch appointment!  I was disappointed that I couldn’t get far enough away from the wall to capture the whole mural in one shot – completely forgetting about the panorama feature on my phone.

For Becky’s September square photo challenge she asked us to share photos which embrace ‘pink’ –  there could be pink in the photo, the subject or photographer could be ‘tickled pink’*, or things/people could be looking ‘in the pink’*.  A photo that manages to do all three things is the ultimate offering.

* ‘in the pink’ means in perfect condition, or in good health, and ‘tickled pink’ means delighted.

September Squares


Friday letters – the third March edition

Dear Glasgow, It’s been a while since I drove around your city centre streets, so I am very thankful that you are based on a grid system which is very helpful when you think you know where you are heading, but are suddenly confronted by an unexpected dead end, or no entry sign. 

Dear sunshine,  It was great to have a whole day of you a couple of days ago.  From first light until sunset the sky was blue and cloudless and the countryside looked lovely.

Dear fox,  Don’t think I didn’t spot you, lurking a few gardens along as I turned my car into my mum’s driveway.  You looked very bold, standing there staring at me.  I wonder where you were off to?

Dear Cadbury’s Creme Eggs,  I looked at you the other day, and wondered about buying one. However I decided against it as I am still concerned about the fact that the chocolate has been changed from Dairy Milk  to some ‘chocolate flavoured’ concoction.  I have decided to keep my fond memory of how you used to taste intact and not have it spoiled by this interloper.

Dear Easter,  Next Friday is Good Friday – how did we get here so quickly??


Happy Friday everyone!


travel theme: sky

This week Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack? has asked us to show photos of sky.

First up is a photo of the sky above Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.  I wish the camera had managed to capture it as strongly as my eyes saw it, but the top of the cloud in the centre of the picture was rainbow coloured.  I’d never seen an effect like that before.

universal studios cloud rainbow

The next one is a Glasgow sunset.  The colours were so beautiful that I had to stop the car and admire them.

Glasgow sunset 2

Another sunset now, in Santorini, Greece.

caldera sunset in Santorini

If you have some photos of sky you would like to share with us, go to Where’s My Backpack and join in.



a wet and windy visit to Scotland

A trip to Scotland last week to visit family was, I hoped,  going to result in a lot of dramatic, picturesque photos of the rugged landscape, the bracken covered hills and the smooth waters of the lochs which I could use in my blog, but the harsh reality was that the weather was mainly miserable – very windy, or very wet, or sometimes both of those.  It was very disappointing, but not really unusual I suppose (it can rain for weeks without end) so why I was expecting beautiful sunshine I have no idea.  I only managed to take a few photos at the weekend, and I think they capture it very well.

a leaf on a rain covered window

This sums up the wet, autumn weather.

rainy view of the loch through a moving car window

A shot of the gloomy, misty, rainy loch as we drove along. It was such a shame, because it can look beautiful in the sunshine.

On Sunday, when it was time to travel home again the sun shone, of course.  There was no time to take photos of the countryside, so here are a couple of views of Glasgow airport.  The rainbow in the second picture proves that it was still raining somewhere!

Glasgow airport in the sunshine

rainbow at Glasgow airport