My Home Town : Dunfermline

I grew up in the town of Dunfermline and when I got married a long time ago moved out of the area… now every now and again we’ll pop back for a visit and yesterday I grabbed my camera and we took a walk around the town and into Pittencrieff Park.

Here are some of the pictures that I snapped yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

Dunfermline Town Clock.

A Saltire Flag blowing in the wind at the entrance to the “Glen” Pittencrieff Park Gates

I loved these old steps they were inside Pittencrieff Parkย 

One of the many grey squirrels that reside at the park

This one looks like he’s rolling a joint ๐Ÿ™‚

A cute little cobbled bridge surrounded by lush green vegitation

This is a view from the cobbled bridge once we had crossed it… reminds me of something out of Lord of the Rings ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a view to the left once you are over that little bridge.. it looks up towards Dunfermline Abbey

There are several caves in the park and this is one of them.. it is said that William Wallace used one of the caves to hide in from English Soldiers.

This burn (stream) runs through the whole park..

The park is filled with huge trees of many different kinds that are hundreds of years old.. it’s good to see that many of them are still standing after the gale force winds that we had last week.

There is a lot of moss around the bottom end of the glen and I noticed these little flower/seed heads growing out of this patch of moss…

Beutiful yellow poppies growing in the dense undergrowth..

My son poking around the burn with a stick..they were twig racing in the burn and my son’s stick had become stuck and he was recovering it to rejoin the “Race” … your never too old to enjoy yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

A gorgeous lig leafy canopy overhead with blue skies up above

The sun shone of this clump of ferns and they just lit up

This tree was HUGE … but on closer inspection….

Can you see the old mans head in the bottom of the tree with his rather impressive chin and beard?

A rather large rhoddodendron, I loved all its branches

Beautiful Pink head of Rhododendrom Flowers

The path up to Dunfermline Abbey… it had started to rain notice my hubby and daughter under the brolly walking up towards Dunfermline Abbey….. ย See the silver barrier to the left of the photograph? ย That was there to keep you away from the hole in the wall where this poor casualty of the winds must have fallen last week…

A fallen Giant… i wonder how old it was?

These are the ruins of Dunfermline Palace… I used to play here when I was younger.. it’s all fenced off now and you have to pay to go in for a look around these days…

Another view of the Palace from the old cobbled street of Catherines Wynd..

Dunfermline Abbey … by the time we reached it, it had started to rain

The four sides of the tower at Dunfermline Abbey read “King Robert The Bruce”

A view of Dunfermline Abbey from the May Gate

Along the May Gate you can find Abbott House which I believe is haunted and is steeped in history..

Abbott House was recently painted a few years ago back to it’s original colour and they commissioned new gates and iron workings… which are pretty impressive

there are some really nice and unusual iron craftings on the tops of the gate posts

This one looks like a dragon carrying something in its mouth

A plaque above the front door of Abbot House… not sure what it translates to, but it is on my to do list to try and find out ๐Ÿ™‚

A building showing off a lovely outline walking up Guildhall Street on out way back to the car park as we headed home ๐Ÿ™‚ finishing off out wee walk around “the glen” (Pittencrieff Park).

Sunshine Yellow & Blue Skies

The weather today doesnt quite know what it’s doing… we have had torrential rain, blazing sunshine and bright blue skies, then a hailstone storm, with a little bit of wind thrown in for good measure.. feel more like April than almost June!

During one of the Gorgeous Sunshine/Blue Sky moments I nipped out to the front garden and took a few pictures of my beautiful yellow rose bush, its a fairly tall one and i’m not even sure of the variety or name…

Yellow roses were one of my mum’s favourite and when she passed away back in 2004 I planted this in my front garden to remind me of her ๐Ÿ™‚

100 Mph Winds Batter Scotland .. .. .. and my Garden

We have suffered terrible winds here in Scotland today.. 100mph gusts of wind have battered the country, ripped up trees, blown trees over, blown all the beautiful fresh new leaves off the trees and wrecked my greenhouse and garden fence ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I don’t think we are going to be able to repair it this time somehow…

The fence at the back of the garden also took a hammering….

Seems the fence is beyond repair too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It took ages to get home this evening too… because they closed the Forth Road & Rail Bridges.. and the main route M8 @ Junction 1a was completely closed due to an overturned lorry so we had to drive towards Glasgow and cut across country to get to the Kincardine Bridge.. the roads were really busy and gridlocks in some places.. but the main thing was everyone was safe and we made it home eventually… ย after all fences and Greenhouses can be replaced.

Oven Roasted Veggies

One of thee most popular posts on my this blog is one for roasted vegetables.. I absolutely adore them, so when ย I made some last week, i grabbed the camera and took a pic of their lovlieness just before going into the oven.

In the Tray We’ve got ~ ~

  • Red Peppers
  • Desiree Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Plum Baby Tomatoes
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • Red Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Bunches of Thyme & Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Balsamic Vinegar
Throw them in the oven until the potatoes are cooked through .. then serve and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚