The honey bee is having a great time with buddleia bursting out colour in the garden. I went close-up using an old macro lens to capture the beautiful detail in the wings and bodies.
I have often wanted to play at Alloa Golf course, but never got around to it. Tennis and skiing are my relief valve. Thinking about golf its something I think I would find compulsive. You sense the magic in the split second striking the ball and feel it, knowing the shot was a winner. It happens in tennis, and that is the temptation that brings you back. So I have avoided golf because I think it would be compulsive.
My Son’s play golf, and being so young means I tag-a-long as they learn. They are members of Alloa Golf Club, in the grounds of old Schawpark House. Quite a picturesque course sometimes blessed with ‘Montana skies’.
Steam Train Scotland
The new Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway reopened as many enjoyed Steam Train Scotland. Traditional coaches were pulled by “The Great Marquess” No 61994 on inaugural trips between Alloa and Stirling on 15th May. As the train passed by Causewayhead in Stirling I photographed the engine passing the Wallace Monument in the background. There are passionate train enthusiasts. The area was busy with anxious people waiting for the train to pass.