This is a mixed gallery taken over the last few weeks. Rain storms and frequent heavy showers have been a feature of this period as the air heats up and thunderclouds building during the afternoon humidity often release biblical downpours. The traditional seaside holiday resorts of the Clyde Coast used to welcome day trippers for a week or two during the "Fair Fortnight" when working class folk from Glasgow, Paisley, The Vale of Leven/Dumbarton/ Clydebank etc would get time off work to have a break.
Whoever thought of giving a holiday to families then,( During July and August as each town/district had their own staggered dates to spread out the population more evenly) must have known rain would be a major feature of that holiday in the UK ( and especially Scotland with its mountains) but maybe they wanted their workers keen to get back to work. Give them an extended break when the weather was more settled and predictable and they might not come back.
Hordes of flies and midges descending on sweaty, rain chilled children at this time of year seemed perfectly normal back then as well. Real magic can be found at this time of year though... and captured on camera. Turning base metal into gold and ordinary everyday landscapes around my local district of Anniesland, Glasgow into extraordinary visions of beauty and delight. As above-so below.
A nice video of the secret places and scenic gems Scotland has to offer. Not as secret as they used to be though :o) Best watched full screen.