Posts Tagged ‘nature’

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While travelling the Scottish wilderness, Lindsay sent me a photo of a standard-issue bovine and asked if she’d found a Highland Cow (in her defence, it was orange); so, upon her and Julien’s return, we paid a visit to Pollok Country Park to see the real thing.

Later that week: showing my gorgeous almost-birthday twin Jez & hubby Matt the sights! Continuing the theme of all our post-Japan reunions falling upon significant milestones, we’ve now met (accidentally!) on my 30th when we both happened to be celebrating in New York, in Puerto Rico for Jez’s wedding, and now in Scotland for mine. 🎉

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Some quality reunion time with Lindsay and Chris, who flew in a week before the wedding. We’ve spoken just about every day for the last 11 years but this is the first time we’ve been on the same continent since 2011!

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Me trying these on in IOLLA:
“Do these glasses make me look like Jeffrey Dahmer?”

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With Colin visiting and spring having unexpectedly sprung, we took a day trip to Stirling.

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Rescued this little guy today after she spectacularly crashed into our living room window and then careened off the (parked!) car below. We phoned the RSPCA who advised us that birds are often just stunned after an impact and to keep her safe until she recovered. Sure enough, before we even had time to poke some air-holes in a box, she came back to her senses, and – summarily unamused at finding herself in my company – shat in my hand, then flew off into sky.

The goldcrest is apparently the smallest bird in Europe and, in honour of her scientific name (Regulus regulus), we named her Regina. 👑

Shooting a book cover up in Luss and readily took up the offer a stay Chez Abi and Craig! Also the weekend I discovered John was a stone-skipping savant.

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Road trip to one of Scotland’s most amazing locations. Part of the Trotternish ridge, the Storr was created by a massive ancient landslide, leaving behind one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.

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I can finally share one of the coolest projects I worked on last year – a video commissioned by the Ibusuki/Yakushima tourist board to promote this amazing, undiscovered region in the south of Japan! 

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Shout out to Storm Ophelia for turning the skies over Glasgow yellow and fulfilling my fantasy of being in a mid-’90s music video.

New glasses from IOLLA – all frames with prescription lenses for £65! If you’re in Glasgow and optically challenged like myself, I couldn’t recommend them more highly. 👓

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