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by Tim Wright - 21:07 on 30 September 2015

Nine of us met at the Sands of Wright today in glorious sunshine and light wind ,an ideal day to be beside the seaside . Most opted for the walk around the two small lochans and over to the beach on the north side .Lots of late flowers ,some Bull Rushes and a profusion of Lichens made for interesting compositions . A few duck flew around and the Swans swam serenely along with their Cygnets.An Otter was photographed but the Bow tie around its neck and its's static pose with a fixed grin made closeup photography simple . Eventually we set off for tea and shortbread at the Sands in Burray .
The Caithness trip photos were perused and what an excellent selection we had, with the gardens at the Castle of Mey providing excellent flower photos, while the Castle Town quarry walk had sculptures ,harbour scenes and a variety of stone studies .John O 'Groats featured in various guises from the obligatory sign post shot of the group to the threatening rain ,which eventually fell upon us as we enjoyed our fish and chips outside.There were a couple of comic photos of a man who had visited the Ladies by mistake and one of a plea for custom being answered by a couple of Starlings .All in all great photos of a truly lovely day trip.
"Decay /Destruction", the monthly project ,gave us dead birds ,mummified fish ,sheep bones, a dead Dragon fly and a lot of shriveling fruit and flowers . All excellent photos but none that you would want to have on your sitting room wall !
Next month the meeting will be on  October 28th at 11 am meeting at Happy Valley and then to the Standing Stones for lunch .Tom has agreed to provide an alternative should the weather prove wet . He will send out the reminder and keep you up dated if the plans change due to weather .The project is "Shadow/Shadows " (without Cliff Richard !)
 I will be back in early December with a sun tan and a hint of an Australian accent .
Until then G'day and keep clicking ,

PS PS I attach a couple of photos for your amusement including one I would have put into the Shadows project.



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