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Crombie Park Woodland Walk

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I often take this walk with the dog. It’s only about a five minute drive from my house. The park is laid out around a Victorian Reservoir amid farmland. The walk around the loch is only a couple of miles…a perfect distance for walking the dog, and if you feel energetic, you can go around twice! I hope you enjoy the photos, some of them came out surprisingly well! :) K :)

Firstly, here is a little clump of Bullrushes on the side of the loch.

And a pretty picnic spot with a view. There were people having a picnic when I arrived back at the Car Park, which I thought was very brave of them in 6.5C! But us Scots are very hardy folk as you know, and we don’t like to waste a sunny day….

Crumbs!!….get it? ;)

Yellow Lichen on Moss and Algae

Watery Side

The next four are my favourites from today’s set. Spot the lovely Retreiver, who seconds later was in the water in hot pursuit of a pair of Moorhens. It was funny, but the Park Rangers would not have been amused, and I’m sure I heard Molly ‘tutting’ as she sat watching beside me!

The fernery…

Dramatic shadow as I walk toward the sunlight…..

The path continues….

A pausing place….

Autumn Sunlight….

All lit up!

Water’s Edge…

‘Xmas Tree’….

Ragwort….a common wildflower.

The Park Rangers’ and Visitor Information Centre

Hope you enjoyed….visit soon! :) Karen

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Hi Karen,
lovely place to walk, so peacefull, i could walk for hours there, beautifull scenery how lucky you are to have this on your doorstep.
you have some nice photos you could paint during winter months karen :o))
by the way karen iv added a photo of then adverts etc iv been getting on that blog if you look :o)))
great blog enjoyed your photos xx

15 Oct, 2012

 

Thoroughly enjoyed that Karen.
I would like to applaud your photography skills - most of these shots look like they have come right out of a magazine shot! The shot with the long shadow looks as if a giant is about to entry the scene!!
We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world -
I enjoyed your little walk today - I wish my Oscar was still able to take long walks, although on some days I'm kinda pleased especially when it is bitterly cold and miserable.
Thanks for sharing!

15 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you both very much. I don't know about my skills Scottish, as the Camera does all the work. I suppose the 'skill' I have, if you can call it that, is I 'see' stuff and then point and click! Artistic eye perhaps? :) Thank you!

15 Oct, 2012

 

You could certainly make a great painting from "Autumn Sunlight" amongst others! What lovely pics of a beautiful place Karen. Great for us to have been on your walk with you . . . and the retriever had a good day too :))

15 Oct, 2012

 

Well I think that artistic eye has done very well Karen. Your photos are beautiful. My dad used to take lots of photos in the summer and spend the winter painting the views.

15 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you Linda and Sheila! :)

15 Oct, 2012

 

what a great blog..love the pics. :-)

15 Oct, 2012

 

Really enjoyed this walk - you are so lucky to live near it.

15 Oct, 2012

 

If I have such place close to my home, I would run each day and become Abebebe Bikila soon. Looks like quiet place. Very nice. But arenĀ“t you afraid to walk there alone?

15 Oct, 2012

 

Britain is full of lovely counties, thanks for showing us a bit of this beautiful one.

15 Oct, 2012

 

What a beautiful set of photographs and a really lovely place to walk your dog. It must look great no matter what the season is.

15 Oct, 2012

 

Oh how my dog would love walks like this Karen..You are so lucky to have it almost on your doorstep! Your photos are beautiful my dear friend..What a pleasure this was to read and see..A really lovely enjoyable blog..\0/x

15 Oct, 2012

 

A lovely place for a walk! Enjoyed that - thanks for sharing. :o)

16 Oct, 2012

 

Marvellous photos of your autumn walk Karen. I like pictures of woodland paths. Not that easy to paint though. I have tried several times but never quite satified that I have caught the right mood. Watched the dog walkers on Hampstead Heath last night on TV.....no where near as scenic as your walk.

16 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Sandra and Stera...yes, thanks, I am very lucky, I often count my blessings. My ideal home is one nestled at the bottom of a hill, with a path to a peaceful East facing beach from my back garden. At the back of the house, West facing of course, a smallish walled garden and then a steep rise into the hills, covered with mixed woodland and full of wild flowers. LOL....it doesn't exist anywhere I've seen, but if you stretch it out by about 5 miles, I actually have it, plus a loch in to the bargain! lol!

Katarina, running is something I've never been able to enjoy, but walking, I do love. As for being afraid...yes, I do think about it when I am there, but I don't let the fear take over, and there are always other dog walkers in the woods, so not too frightening.

Thank you Denise and Wildrose...yes, it is equally lovely in winter time, when the yellow Gorse is in full bloom, and the Conifers shine.

Thanks Flori and Nariz...it is a nice walk and the dog goes absolutely crazy. She finds a lot of her favourite morsels....rabbit poos...yes, it's true...on the pathways. Makes me gag...gross! She growls at all the other dogs, so I have to carry a bag of treats to distract her whenever I see one coming towards us on the path. Yesterday she was being sniffed by a friendly lab. puppy and that was quite a trial!

Dorjac, I feel the same way. The thought of painting them is quite daunting to me, but I did do that bluebell walk from one of Sheila's blogs, and I would like to have a go. I am just fascinated with trees...the way they filter the light and the vertical shapes they create, not to mention the textures of the bark and the leaves. But painting them is very painstaking work I find and I am not the most patient person with a paintbrush! lol :)

Thanks everyone! :))))))) Lovely people! :))))

16 Oct, 2012

 

Such lovely photos,K......those tree reflections especiallyHave painted many such scenes in the Wye valley..How nice to have that area so near to you and to view at each season.

16 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Julia...yes, those reflections ones are lovely. They are my favourites too. Yesterday the lake was very still. Today, it is pouring rain again so no long walk this morning....I did get on with some work that needed doing however, so not all bad!

16 Oct, 2012

 

Oh that is so lovely Karen, those pictures are amazing. Love the sunlight and the colour of the trees, the reflections and shadows are beautiful, glad it was nice for you to get out for a while. Very windy and rainy here today so no gardening. Legs tired from walking around a Country Fair with the girls and boys and their dogs on Sunday. Paul and I are not up to it now. lol. they wore us out. lol. Old Codgers we are now but we all enjoyed ourselves, even though we spent about 2 hours longer than we had planned on. We parted company by the A1 they went home and we went for food. lol.

16 Oct, 2012

bik
Bik
 

not some ...all photos are very good and very good place for walk.
lets go for a picnic

16 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Mum, you take it easy then eh? too much walking not good with your condition!

Thank you Bik, you are kind.....picnic? any time friend! :)

16 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Karen.. lovely pics :o)))

16 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks TT...hi! :)

16 Oct, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Not much i can ad to all that has been said other than that I enjoyed the walk to, and wish it were a lot closer to me.

16 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Bjs! :)

16 Oct, 2012

 

Really enjoyed the walk with you Karen. It must be lovely having this beautiful area so close to you.

16 Oct, 2012

 

It is nice Rose, but like everyone I know, I tend to take my local places for granted....silly isn't it? I've never even been to Arbroath Abbey....daft. Need to get off my backside and get up there! I bet there are some great photo opportunities in the ruins!

16 Oct, 2012

 

lol Steve, sometimes I do it and meet a walker I met on the first circuit and they are confused and say 'are you going around twice?' and just like you, think I am mad, but a four mile walk is just a good walk to me. I love to stretch my legs! When I do that, I go once really fast for the exercise, and the second circuit quite leisurely for the nature! :)

16 Oct, 2012

 

What beautiful photos K. and such a lovely place for a walk. I really love the photos with the reflections in the water, quite beautiful.

17 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks GG...I must admit, they are my favourites too!

17 Oct, 2012

 

Wow that looks a lovely place to go to Karen and close by for you too. You have captured the very essence of the place with all the trees, lake and scenery...well done !

18 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you Richard :))

18 Oct, 2012

 

what a beautiful place, wish i had water near me, lovely photos.

18 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki! :)

19 Oct, 2012

 

What lovely photos, Karen. Yes - do go to Arbroath Abbey and you will take some great pictures!

19 Oct, 2012

 

Some lovely shots there Karen

19 Oct, 2012

 

How lovely to have this on your doorstep, a perfect place for walking and photography, I would be there all the time, stunning photos K.....

21 Oct, 2012

 

I love pictures of water, and woods - I caught my breath at the first pic and didn't get it back till the end of the blog. thank you so much!

22 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you all very much for your lovely comments. The camera and I are becoming closer friends! :) P.S. I am in Spain.....Costa del Sol......aye...that'll be right....three layers of grey cloud and two days of rain with worse to come tomorrow! Typical...I'm telling you....never go on holiday at the same tme as me! :) lol :) xx

25 Oct, 2012

 

I would not hurry back, have you seen the forecast for Scotland?

25 Oct, 2012

 

Looks like another stinker of a winter on the way doesn't it? Better get some grit in! Sigh! x

26 Oct, 2012

 

Not good by the sound of it, my brother had two inches of snow (lives in Nottingham!!)

30 Oct, 2012

 

Goodness me! Nothing like that here thank goodness. Nobody has mentioned snow, although Scottish had a flurry in Edinburgh. Still, seeing NY this morning I am feeling thankful!

30 Oct, 2012

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