I have never noticed pink in a pineapple before!f1.8, 1/40s, ISO800
Small, delicate looking but tough.
During the week just past, there was the flower moon – May’s full moon. Here it is over Edinburgh.
It’s quite unusual to get a sunset haar. It changes the nature of something that is cold and damp and depressingly common on sunny days when the wind comes off the North Sea.
Lighhouse, John Burnside 2002
So let the mist come down, let there be haar,
long afternoons of drizzle, months of fog,
that we might know ourselves
–such as we are–
Are you bowed down in heart?
Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life?
Then come away, come to the peaceful wood,
Here bathe your soul in silence.
Deep in the Quiet Wood James Weldon Johnson
Francis, Andrew and Annie.
This most simple of stones was only 15 – 20 centimetres tall, and sitting on it’s own. I pressume its a childrens’ grave – but there is no sign of any family nearby and no space for dates or ages.
One of the fantastic things about so much infromation being available on-line is that one can piece together stories of those in cemetries. Perhaps it takes away from just imagining their lives, but personally I find it adds to the story.
Helen Cecilia Thomson, married Benjamin Bell in 1827. Her brother, James Gibson Thomson, married her sister-in-law, Grace Hamiton Bell in 1831. Benjamin died in the Isle of Man in 1843, with Helen living until she was 73 in the 1870’s.
James ran the family’s wines and spirit merchant business based at The Vaults in Leith, now the home of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society.
Warriston Cemetry has a number of Commonwealth War Graves that have been cleared of the surrounding undergrowth.
Archibald Douglas McLaggan was only 19 years old when he died in 1916. His parents lived at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.
It looks like we might have a robin’s nest in the garden! They’ve been flying round all day with lot’s of grubs. This caterpillar looks tasty!