Skywatch Friday - history and cloud


Just an ordinary view from an ordinary kitchen window. Snowy holly and ivy. Just visible above the ivy, the peaked roof of a car repair garage (built c. 1950's). Behind that, snow has slipped off the roof of a semi detached house which was previously council-owned (social housing), now owned privately (built c. 1960's). Behind the left-hand chimney, a wall topped with snow - the last surviving wall of a castle (built c. 1200's).

Strange how you get used to having a bit of a castle outside your kitchen window, so that it's the curly white cloud that you notice.

More skies around the world are at Skywatch Friday.

[Edited to say that we're still busy with family illness, so it will be a while before I can visit other sites to catch up. ]

Comments

  1. maybe if that house wasn't blocking your view of the castle wall...
    still I guess it hasn't changed much, unlike the clouds.

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  2. What a shot, and you do live among the history of Scotland. That cloud is wonderful, and I was born in 1950. It is a cool building. Take care.

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  3. Beautiful!!! What a wonderful view out your kitchen window!!!

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  4. Wow, you have a castle (even if it is the wall of a castle) outside your window! I like the puffy white cloud against the blue sky.

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  5. A great shot Linda, I love the layers of history it shows. I wish I had a castle at the bottom of my garden.

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  6. pretty photo...wow living close to a castle....or a castle wall...not here in Texas...how cool

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  7. that giant cloud is fantastic!!! What a lovely shot!! Happy Skywatch =)

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  8. So glad you are back. What a whimsical cloud in a bright blue sky - worth taking notice of.
    I love your description...ah, the normalcy of everyday things - even if it is a castle wall. Splendid.

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  9. The photo is interesting alone...but I really enjoy your thoughts on it...deep. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Very charming view, Linda! I like the blue winter sky with the white cloud and find interesting the wall of the castle.
    Happy weekend!

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  11. Liked the detailing in the picture.

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  12. LOL at the last sentence. If you live in the states where we dont have 1000 year old crumbling castle walls out our kitchen windows..we ONLY notice the clouds! lol

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  13. Great picture-- LOVE the history!

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  14. Interesting how something ordinary can look so unordinary! Beautiful!

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  15. Fluffy clouds and fluffy snow. Very nice photo!

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  16. a good combination of beautiful cloud formation and history! :)

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  17. Such a beautiful capture with great composition. I love that you have a bit of an ancient castle in your line of sight. Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Smiles

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  18. The green leaves and the white snow is so soft to look at ~ enjoyed your photo very much!
    happy weekend!
    ~Maria

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  19. Nice to have some history behind the photo !
    Take care !

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  20. Love this post....1200's castle being a sight that is old hat! Love the blogging world!

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  21. Amazing that what we think is commonplace is so unusual to others. Perhaps we should all do a post on the view out of our kitchen windows.

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