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A historic day.
Strathmartine Stu

A historic day.

9 October 2004

Hallelujah! I managed to get out into the countryside today for the first time in about a month (or so it seems to me). Although my foray into the wilds of Strathmartine was brief - I only managed to escape for about 45 minutes - it was more than welcome. I think I was going stir crazy in the house. It was a glorious autumn day today, with beautiful sunshine. There was a bit of a wind, but it wasn't cold - no need for a coat. It was the perfect day for a walk, however brief, along the country lanes. Of course, I told Linda that I was going to the supermarket for the shopping, that was my cover. I eventually did go to the supermarket, but the 30 minute errand took almost 3 hours. When I eventually did get back, Linda saw that I had my camera and gave me "that" look. Today was a historic day for Scotland, too. Our new parliament was officially opened by the Queen. Let's hope that the numpties that sit in it manage to raise their game and start acting like legislators, and stop behaving like jumped up town councillors. Another historic fact, today Norway's football squad beat Scotland's for the first time in 41 years; also, Scotland's 20-year record of being unbeaten at home in World Cup qualifier games came to an end. I think Bertie Vogts has made it his mission to save the Tartan Army money, by making sure they have nowhere to go :-(

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Rannoch Moor12-Oct-2004 10:44
My days are spent between work, rain and night.
I'm also dying for an outdoor shot at the moment...
Pedro Libório10-Oct-2004 20:36
the photo is great my friend!
P.S. about the game, sorry for the bad result of Scotland but at least Norway is a team with credentials...we got 2-2 with Lichtein ( I even don´t no how to write it well)...what a shame to us....
Lee Kindness10-Oct-2004 18:01
great colours - the tree's seems to have turned the past few days...
Andrea Aschedamini10-Oct-2004 16:31
great colors here my friend...
well done Stu.
Jude Marion10-Oct-2004 03:50
Lovely colours! I like this a lot!
Karen Leaf10-Oct-2004 02:47
Amazing color. I'd like to know how you diffused that look? Being single, when the kids give me 'that look', I give it right back at them!
Cheryl Hawkins09-Oct-2004 23:37
This is beautiful! I should have gone out for a walk today instead of "reading" my digital rebel book, in bed, with my eyes closed.
Katie Chew09-Oct-2004 22:57
Nice shot!
Dominic Kite09-Oct-2004 22:40
I even dug out the 1978 replica strip just as we had the shot cleared off the line. I thought it was going to be a good omen, apparently not.
laine8209-Oct-2004 22:32
A beautiful shot of rusted trees Stu. Sometimes it takes a good deep breath of country air to clear those cobwebs & it seems that's what you had here.
Herb Knufken09-Oct-2004 22:14
Nice shot, good old Bertie did it again.
Wenche Aune09-Oct-2004 21:58
41 years? I think the Norwegians need to win a match now. The joy of photogaphing is much more important than a football match, and your shot today is excellent as always.
northstar3709-Oct-2004 21:37
A few windy days and they'll be gone.
Larry Ahern09-Oct-2004 21:32
Beautiful shot!! After 33 years of putting up with me Joan doesn't bother with "that look" any more ... it's implied:)
Gayle P. Clement09-Oct-2004 20:59
Very nice fall color.
Zak09-Oct-2004 20:57

bad luck on the footy ;-)
jypsee09-Oct-2004 20:56
"That look".... we practice it for years before we marry..... and sometimes we grow weary of it.....
Argishti Khachik09-Oct-2004 20:45
Wonderful shot Stu. Very lovely colors! Great composition.