One Day One World Project: 21:00 – 22:00

The Kirkyard in Kirkcudbright

The site of St Cuthbert’s Kirk lies in the older part of the kirkyard in Kirkcudbright. The ancient church was dedicated to Saint Cuthbert, the patron saint of Anglian kingdom of Northumbria. The town is named after it.

Rising above the town, the kirkyard can be viewed from across the River Dee and is a perfect spot to watch the sun set.

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 21:00 – 22:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

25 thoughts on “One Day One World Project: 21:00 – 22:00”

    1. Thanks Lisa. It was another lovely evening and we were drawn there for the view over the town and river. Plus I quite like wandering around headstones. A record of the history of a place.

  1. The atmosphere there, must be very peaceful, Jude. Lovely photos. I just looked at this churchyard on Google, and saw that some of the gravestones date back to the mid 17th century. I also read that two idiotic vandals were jailed for 3 years in 2010 for damaging some of the headstones. 😦

    1. It is an extraordinary site Sylvia. High up a hill behind the town and river. We walked up through a lovely wood to reach it. Churchyards are so often situated in the best locations. I am always drawn to them. Unfortunately the sun disappeared behind a cloud and the light was too poor to capture the oldest part of the churchyard.

    1. The late light evenings were such a bonus Meg – being able to get out and explore when no-one else was around was blissful. The light this night was almost perfect, unfortunately cloud stole away the sunset.

  2. I agree with Sherri – the lighting is what grabbed me. Also, I do not see too many photos of cemeteries – and well, these works of art showed just how beautiful such places can be – and the shadows you gave us in that upper left shot – with the green – well I kept going back to it – but the collage works well together to show this picturesque setting so nice. This one world project is just cool.


    1. I enjoy walking around churchyards Yvette, as you say there are wonderful works of art to be found and I like to read the names of people who have gone before me, imagining their lives during the time they lived. And they are quiet places where you can think clearly, listening to birdsong, and in the evenings, often watching dozens of rabblts grazing. Some more in black and white can be found on my old blog:

  3. That last one is pure joy, Jude. I’m just there and gazing in wonder 🙂
    I’d never heard the expression ‘kirkyard’ but it’s so expressive in a gently Scots way, isn’t it?
    I took a couple of sunsets the other night, meaning to get into this challenge, but I’m afraid my setting left a little to be desired 🙂

    1. There is a bench up at the top, near those rhododendron, and we did in fact sit and look for quite a while, until the sun started to disappear behind cloud. And there were dozens of rabbits scampering around at the bottom in the new part, nibbling the grass. Lovely views too, though impossible to photograph into the sun as it was too hazy. I like the deep shadows, and I like the silhouettes. As for capturing sunsets the best time is before and after, especially if there are clouds about. Just keep on practising – and if you have a sunset setting on your camera, use it 🙂

  4. Lovely sunset shots Jude, and nothing better than the gravestones and monuments to set them off. More good weather in Scotland!
    Regards as always, Pete.

    1. Every evening was like this Pete – even if the day started off cloudy or drizzling, by afternoon we had brilliant sunshine – even got sunburned one day whilst visiting gardens in the south-west!

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