We’ve been having gorgeous weather over the last couple of weeks. It’s about time, I hear you say – okay, that was me. Anyway, on Sunday we decided to go down the path to the left hand side of Beveridge Park, which leads up into the fields above that part of Kirkcaldy. We veered off to the left again onto a path which we hadn’t been along before and it led us to the field below, which as you can see has the remains of what was some sort of house or bothy/shepherd’s shelter.
This is a bit further round, the main road to Edinburgh is up there, just where the electricity pylon is.
And this is from the other side of the road, which is just a farm track really but there are a few houses in the area. Although they are just outside the town of Kirkcaldy it feels incredibly remote. The road bisects part of a golf course, the 17th hole, but I think the area is called the mill dam.
The daisy type flowers in the foreground are there for the wildlife I suppose, I think that nowadays farmers are a lot more likely to have the field margins left to nature rather than cultivating every part of the field. The crop seems to be some sort of beans. I thought when I took this photo that you would be able to see the Firth of Forth between the sky and field but is has all blended in, despite the fact that we could actually see a ship on the horizon.
All of these cows were sitting enjoying the sun until I decided to take a photo of them, then the cream one decided that she really didn’t like what was going on. A discussion ensued as to whether these were cows or bullocks, because she looked quite fierce. We aren’t from farming stock ourselves you know! Anyway we came to the conclusion that they were cows despite not having much in the way of udders. Presumably these ones are not dairy cows but beef ones, well that’s what we think anyway, but we could be completely wrong.
It has been hot here, and our tongues were just about hanging out by the time we got home, so we awarded ourselves the first ice lollies of this summer. Lovely!