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"Grazing at the Edge of Town"

By RonnieAG
A recent shot from a trip to Mugdock Country Park on the northern outskirts of Glasgow.
I have to thank Kate {Irishkate} for drawing this Park to my attention when she posted images of Mugdock Castle recently: up until then I was unaware of the presence of a Castle in the next posting will be of the Castle itself.

My thanks to all who commented on Side Door View and with special thanks to Graham {digital_boi} for his User Award.


Tags: General Glasgow Sheep Grazing Mugdock Country Park City outskirts

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1 Jun 2013 12:38AM
Excellent rural image Ronnie, plenty of meat on them,

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
1 Jun 2013 1:44AM
They still have their winter coats on. A lovely scene with the city in the b/g.......Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Jun 2013 2:03AM
The view of the city surprises me, the sheep --so rural with that fantastic view!
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
1 Jun 2013 2:19AM
Super rural view here Ronnie. Those lovely woolies eating away there.
I am planning to cook a leg for our family dinner tomorrow, or shouln’t
I have mentioned that????…..ha ha...BlushBlush….GrinGrinGrin
S_Psharma 5 1 India
1 Jun 2013 2:47AM
An excellent picture well captured.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
1 Jun 2013 4:48AM
This is an excellent photo Ronnie !! I like the contrast of country life with the city in the background Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 4:57AM
Lovely landscape with Glasgow in the background
did you try calling out...Mint Sauce?
to get their attentionWink
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 5:45AM
Country and city in one image, very cleverly captured.
ColleenA Plus
5 346 5 Australia
1 Jun 2013 6:10AM

Quote:Country and city in one image, very cleverly captured.

Was just thinking the same, a beautiful rural scene, a great captureGrin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:23AM
A lovely calm and peaceful scene, what a clever contrasting composition.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:30AM
A fine rural scene in the foreground and lots of urban interest in the background.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
1 Jun 2013 7:52AM
A Lovely image with great scene in the bg.SmileSmileSmileSmile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:10AM
Lovely rural image Ronnie. Smile
Reminds me - must add mint sauce to shopping list! Tongue

fentiger 16 916 23 England
1 Jun 2013 8:19AM
A fine capture Ronnie.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:37AM
Excellent image of the sheep. Took a few myself but couldn't get them to pose
in an interesting way!
You've surprised people with the city view behind and the foreground grasses work well.
The Garden Centre and shop in the park are worth a visit and there is a little courtyard with gift shops
and lovely restaurant when you return there to treat your wife!
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
1 Jun 2013 8:52AM
.... and nobody has mentioned the odd number Wink. You make Glasgow look quite inviting, Ronnie. Love the 3 legged sheep on the left (I know the other is hidden) GrinGrin

Nice juxaposition of the urban & rural... I can never get interesting shots of sheep!
Like the angle you captured this at, good choice to show the city in the distance. works well
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
1 Jun 2013 10:15AM
City and countryside in harmony? I like this image a lot!!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
1 Jun 2013 11:28AM
Beautiful landscape Ronnie, there are a lot of castles around the Loch Lomond area so full of history, we used to pass one every day in a park travelling to our hotel in Drymen, it is a stunning photographic area.


Nikonuser1 Plus
5 143 15 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 11:46AM
A great landscape Ronnie.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Quote:City and countryside in harmony? I like this image a lot!!
exactly !!

PAM GrinGrinGrin
1 Jun 2013 2:23PM
Brilliant comp as always Ronnie - beautiful sceneSmileSmile
1 Jun 2013 2:27PM
good landscape Ronnie made better with the inclusion of a bit of cityscape also I shall make no comment about you trespassing on the light side Yet again!!TongueWink after the sun on Thursdays its a tad cauld oot there ra day!

8 10 10 England
1 Jun 2013 2:33PM
Good combo - rural/city.
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 2:56PM
Lovely image Ronnie, great composition and beautifully captured

jdinne 14 16 England
1 Jun 2013 3:14PM
Great Ronnie I like the contrast between the rurality of the sheep grazing and the backdrop of the city. Great composition.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
1 Jun 2013 3:19PM
Eeh baa gum, Ronnie, this is what I'm having for dinner tomorrow! Wink Great capture, and look forward to seeing the castle Smile
Trev Smile
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 3:36PM
A lovely rural scene beautifully captured ROnnie

Cracking shot great composition
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 5:20PM
What a great scene Ronnie, lovely image.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
1 Jun 2013 5:32PM
Could well be out the window here! Well minus the far distance of course Tongue Don't believe I've ever heard of this castle either and look forward to viewing it in your pf.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:06PM
Just shows how urban sprawl changes to rural delight

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:28PM
Good composition with the distant landscape
1 Jun 2013 8:50PM
An excellent shot with just the right crop, Ronnie!
So well composed with the peaceful foreground leaving the urban hubbub well tucked away in the background.

1 Jun 2013 11:49PM
A lovely rural scene Ronnie..Lin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Jun 2013 12:27AM
not enough sheep round here, so I can appreciate your lovely lawn mowers even more.
Amazing how close they are to town, you have shown the context very well.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2013 6:20PM
Uh, aren't they lovely?
xwang 8 56 8
5 Jun 2013 1:39PM
More sheep..Grin When I was closed to them at the first time last week, I found that they were quite elegant, even with such thick coat.

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