Photographer's Note

Taken on the same day as my last posting of the Tay Rail Bridge, but taken from the tiny village of Balmerino, farther west on the south shore of the Tay estuary, looking north to the Carse of Gowrie in Perthshire.

The weather was very changeable and I was very impressed by the very mixed sky. When I first looked at this image, I thought I'd been blessed with a large dose of sensor dust affecting the sky, until I saw the same pattern reflected in the water!

Again, by way of description, I can quote no better lines than those of Dundee's famous (or infamous!) 19th. Century poet, William Topaz McGonagall:

Beautiful silvery Tay,
With your landscapes, so lovely and gay,
Along each side of your waters, to Perth all the way;
No other river in the world has got scenery more fine,
Only I am told the beautiful Rhine,
Near to Wormit Bay, it seems very fine,
Where the Railway Bridge is towering above its waters sublime,
And the beautiful ship Mars,
With her Juvenile Tare,
Both lively and gay,
Does carelessly lie By night and by day,
In the beautiful Bay
Of the silvery Tay.
Beautiful, beautiful silvery Tay,
Thy scenery is enchanting on a fine summer day,
Near by Balmerino it is beautiful to behold,
When the trees are in full bloom and the cornfields seems like gold -
And nature's face seems gay,
And the lambkins they do play,
And the humming bee is on the wing,
It is enough to make one sing,
While they carelessly do stray,
Along the beautiful banks of the silvery Tay,
Beautiful silvery Tay,
Rolling smoothly on your way,
Near by Newport, as clear as the day,
Thy scenery around is charming I'll be bound...
And would make the heart of any one feel light and gay on a fine summer day,
To view the beautiful scenery along the banks of the silvery Tay.

William Topaz McGonagall

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