Category archives: Dumfries diaries

  • River Nith between hail and rain

  • I photographed these views of the River Nith near Kingholm Quay during May thunderstorms - when brief sunlight spells were sandwiched between heavy rain and bouts of hail - but forgot to publish them on my blog. Catching up!It almost shocks me that I can see the light hitting the tips of the hil[...]
  • Crichton gardens after the rain

  • Remember how, upon observing me photographing some cherry blossom on our street, our neighbour advised me to visit the Crichton gardens in Dumfries later in the spring to enjoy more flowers in bloom?At the weekend, after a day of non-stop rain and us stuck in the house the sky cleared and John d[...]
  • Boats on the river Nith - Dock Park, Dumfries

  • After a long refurbishment the revitalised Dock Park in Dumfries has finally opened to public. To celebrate the launch the whole two weeks of activities - music performances, face painting and storytelling, orienteering and balance bike training and many others - were scheduled to lure the visitors.[...]
  • Sun sets at Kingholm Quay Dumfries

  • Don't believe the weather lore!'Red sky at night; shepherds delight, Red sky in the morning; shepherds warning.'I saw a lovely warm light descending on Kingholm Quay on Wednesday afternoon and hurried down the road with my camera to capture the banks of the River Nith and the harbour build[...]
  • Dumfries Whitesands Fair Rides

  • Another page has been turned in our Dumfries diaries as we attended the Whitesands Fair last weekend. John had to pick up a parcel in the town centre and I tagged along to have a look at the rides near the river Nith - briefly - as it was overcast (again) and about to spit.We walked past Devorgi[...]
  • Spring comes to Dumfries

  • It's our first spring in Dumfries. After an almost non-stop inclement weather, hales, floods and rain, I have started to wonder when the springs comes. Then by some trick of nature the skies cleared for two days in a row, the sun peeked out - and the tree across the road from our house in Glenholm P[...]
  • The muted colours of Scottish winter - photowalk

  • It's still raining almost every day here in Dumfries, but I braved the outdoors for a photowalk during a brief spell of dry weather last week (it only lasted about 20 minutes, then I had to dash back home). I was looking for soft muted colours of Scottish winter. Nature and life were everywhere I po[...]
  • Exploring Dumfries - The Crichton

  • So far it was raining almost every day in Dumfries since our move. First it was floods, then stormy winds, then hale, then persistent rain, day and night. For the past few days (not today though - it's a drizzly day through and through) there have been some sunny spells in the afternoon.On  such[...]
  • Exploring Kingholm Quay, Dumfries

  • My first photographs taken at Kingholm Quay in Dumfries, about 500 yards from our house, will give you an idea where we live now. It was only several days after River Nith flooded the bottom of the road, so the wonderful expanse of marshland grass where the locals walked their dogs (and which I desi[...]