Friday, August 25, 2006

"The carnival is over"

Coucou, we're home, with another one of those mosaics of holiday pictures. Soon the children will be skipping gaily back to school and we'll be trudging our weary way to work. No more gallivanting through Dumfries and Galloway. Moffat no more, Clatteringshaws no more, Caerlaverock no more, Drumlanrig no more, Port Patrick no more, Applegarth no more, Lochmaben no more, Kippford no more, Moniaive no more, Kirkubright no more. Sigh.



(Photo details here. I made the mosaic with fd's Flickr Toys)

6 comments:

ginkers said...

You are in Bordeaux and you miss Dumfries and Galloway? To someone that lives there all the time it seems more than a little ironic. Still, maybe its the ultimate proof that the grass is always greener!

Sarah Mackenzie said...

I would say that the grass is ALWAYS greener in Dumfries and Galloway. No dried out cracked earth there. Mind you we have had our fair share of rain here in the past couple of days and I am revelling in it. Our grass seeds have sprouted!

I'm looking at your mosaic and wondering ... that isn't Ullapool is it? The shoreline and the loch with the boats and a village jutting out? I love your pictures. As always they are very evocative and graphic.

Lesley said...

Ginkers: I think it's the fact of being on holiday I'm nostalgic about rather than D&G itself, lovely though it is.

Sarah: The one with the boats and the shoreline is actually Kippford but you're righ, it is a little reminiscent of the West Highlands.

Can anyone explain to me why that link (the one that says details of photos) which should take you to my Flickr page actually takes you to either Le Monde or a page about html protocols? Gremlins, I'm thinking.

Jonathan said...

Lesley, I'd like an employment contract like yours. You seem to be constantly on holiday...

Nice photos. Thanks for the link to the mosaic tool.

deborah said...

Now I know who invented nostagia ...

the Scots.

I need a web site to show me the correct pronunciation. I don't suppose Clatteringshaws is really clattering shores ....

Lesley said...

Jonathan: It's one of the (the only?) perks of teaching.

Deborah: No idea about the etymology of Clatteringshaws, I'll look into it. Incidentally, it's a good area for red kites.