Thursday, 30 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
It stands back a bit from the Cuddy Burn, and backs onto Biggiesknowe. The lady of the house has been known to take in orphaned ducklings from Cuddy, and hand rear them. Bramble and Scramble were two female mallard ducks that survived out of a clutch of 8 ducklings that she "adopted" a few years ago, and as far as I know, one of the two is still on the river somewhere even now.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Don't the gulls just love to follow behind the plough, as it turns over the earth. This was taken just outside the town the other day. I was pleased to get the tractor on the skyline. It seems to me like a good shot! I'm not sure what they'll grow here. Maybe it will be a root crop for feeding the sheep.
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
I rather like this building right at the church end of the High Street. At ground level there is a small shop selling donated items like clothes, books, china, jewellery, odd bits of furniture, etc. to support the Chest, heart and stroke charity. (We have five charity shops in Peebles, all selling similar types of goods to fund different charities.)
Also on ground level is the front door to the flat above.. I love the appearance of those three wee windows right at the top below the roof, but if you look carefully you will see the two right hand ones are painted! They were windows once but during the 19th century there was a tax on windows and later on glass, so that many windows were blocked up, but to keep the proportions false window panes were painted in.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
The Parish Church "crown" is having repair work done on it just now. Up alongside the scaffolding is the steeplejacks' company noticeboard. I mean, who can read it way up there!
This photo was taken from the path by the Cuddy Burn, just before the Tree (Trie)Bridge. Above the central lamppost you can see the triple windows at the back of the Buchan House on the High Street.