Today was quite warm with little sunshine and no wind. I decided to go out for a walk along the old railway line between Kilsyth and Twechar. It’s a decent length of walk without being too strenuous. Anyway, I stopped for a while at Dumbreck Marsh and sat among these blue flowers watching the honeybees, wasps and hoverflies feeding. Such a peaceful place. It’s hard to imagine you are only about 10 miles from Glasgow.
I had chosen to take the Sigma 105mm macro lens with me and it was a good choice. Also, because there has been very little rain it was quite easy to get down low beside the flowerheads without getting too mucky. I think this a hoverfly, judging by the way it flew and the size of its eyes. They always remind me of the HUD helmet of a fighter pilot.
On the way back, I
wasted spent some time flicking the seedpods of Himilayan Balsam to watch them explode. It took me back to Larkhall when I was about 5 or 6, walking down to Daisy Cottage with my mum and dad and doing the exact same thing. A good day.