Giving and Getting

What do I give?

I try to give an interesting, maybe sometimes thought provoking, reflection of life around me.

I like to show folk aspects of places and things around me, with maybe too many photos?

I try to reach out to folk, by answering questions, giving suggestions and occasionally disagreement.

I also try to give an older (than who?) persons view of things, sometimes sceptical, but hopefully enthusiastic.

I also try to get over the joy of cycling in its many forms.

And I’m sure many other things.

and . . . What do I get?

So much basically.

I am in contact with folk from around the world, with different cultures, climates, experiences, fauna, flora and environment.

I have been able to participate in discussions about cycling and other topics.

I have been able to connect with other bloggers on Strava and have the privilege of following their cycling progress.

I have learnt stuff and tried out others’ ideas.

I have been given an impetus to try out new projects.

And then there was ‘The Challenge’ from Rachel.

So many, many thanks to all for being participants in this wonderful process.

Finally, me being me, some photos to entertain or otherwise:

Posing beneath the full size metal giraffes in Edinburgh

Posing beneath the full size metal giraffes in Edinburgh, taken by my wonderful granddaughter

Used for weighing grain sacks

Used for weighing grain sacks

A deep gorge between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders with 2 road bridges and a train bridge.

A deep gorge between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders with 2 road bridges and a train bridge.

The famous white cattle at Lennoxlove

The famous white cattle at Lennoxlove

A local cycling hazard

A local cycling hazard, the gate not the state of the road, the cattle grid or the sheep poo!

Another local hazard

Another local hazard

A badger, sad road kill seen on a recent ride.

A badger, sad road kill seen on a recent ride.

A salmon on our local river, resting in a pool after spawning.

A salmon on our local river, resting in a pool after spawning.

Seen recently on our local river.

An art work seen recently on our local river.

Tatties (potatoes) in front of the Doocot (dove cot)

Tatties (potatoes) in front of the Doocot (dove cot)

With a golden cockerel weathervane, Whitekirk  (white church) isn't white, but the original was. A site of pilgrimage for 1000s in Medieval times.

With a golden cockerel weathervane, Whitekirk (white church) isn’t white, but the original was. A site of pilgrimage for 1000s in Medieval times.

An Art Nouveau gravestone in Whitekirk graveyard, lit by the morning sun

An Art Nouveau gravestone in Whitekirk graveyard, lit by the morning sun

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16 thoughts on “Giving and Getting

  1. Mountainstroh (Tony)

    Agreed! Aside from your adventures I have a blogger buddy climbing Mt Rainier and another who just Climbed Shasta. I have helped others complete the Seattle to Portland and I get to see your pictures!

    Plus you show me I have a few years of riding left under this ass of mine!

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  2. AndrewGills

    I love the way you use blogging to connect rather than just have a one sided conversation. I always appreciate the conversation. I don’t often comment on your blog but do always read 🙂

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    1. fossilcyclist Post author

      Had to look up innukshuk. Cairns have been used for centuries here, if not millennia but usually as way markers or summits of hills, though these were for display only.

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  3. Sean Kelley

    Hello,

    My father in law Lyle Dunbar has written a non-fiction book about the history of House of Dunbar in Scotland – a genealogy project of sorts. The printing is being funded via Kickstarter:

    During the process of helping format the book, I discovered your photo of Whitekirk Church in the post above:

    Would you consider granting permission for us to use this photo in the book? We would include the appropriate attribution in the caption under the photo.

    Great photo and thanks for considering!

    _sean

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