'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosukhi Moments - the post where I can go a bit gaga

...and it is easy to go gaga over critters.  I am just such a Nature fanatic and can watch wild life (or, indeed, domestic life) for hours and hours and hours...

During my walk along Victoria Parade at Dunoon (see yesterday's post), I ran the 'Nik' on permanent shutter as the light kept changing from minute to minute and the variety of seabirds entertained themselves on the incredibly smooth waters of the Clyde estuary.  I was particularly taken with the Eider ducks, who were constantly diving and emerging as much as 100 metres from where they went down.

Capturing the dives proved to be a major challenge - 
"Now you see me...

"Dive, dive, dive...

"...and now you don't!"

There was lots of discussion about the best place to plunge, it seems...

...I mean, really, are you getting a feel for why I have gone menosukhi for Dunoon????


  1. Is there any meaning to the name Dunoon. It does sit nicely on the tongue.

  2. Looking back through your posts, it seems Dunoon is a beautiful place. I love the castle house.
    Will you be glad to be "home"? I think it will bed nice to be settled for a while, huh?

  3. Hari OM
    Joanne - in Gaelic "Dun" means house or "home of". Thus the original land holder of family there of most likely were called Omhain. Shall be finding out more once there!!

    Taffy - (and mom!), the whole Cowal region is extremely picturesque and, yes! you got that right... finally some routine on the horizon &*<>

  4. Love the still waters and the reflection of the sky there.


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