Mountains of Kerry in dawn light, from the Beara Peninsula, Ireland I was lucky last spring to have the opportunity to spend considerable time in the Beara Peninsula, where the far south-west tip of Ireland pushes out into the wild Atlantic. Its a spectacular, wild landscape. From a distance the land looks rugged, bare rocky […]
Cranesbill, midsummer wildflower meadow, Newtonmore There is an enormous amount going on right now, affecting the Earth and Humanity, affecting all life. As many spiritual leaders have written, I feel that this is a time of tremendous change and upheaval, with great opportunity for us all to evolve. Change can of course be very uncomfortable […]
In the Cloud Forest, Cocora valley, Colombia September 2018. I don’t know where time has gone since the last post – it seems to be racing past at a faster and faster rate. So, here follows a belated follow-on from my previous Colombia post last autumn. Time does give perspective and a heightened appreciation, however. […]
Dawn, Arhuaco village, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia When I first read Alan Ereira’s book ‘The Heart of the Earth’, I never dreamed that one day I would follow in those footsteps, to be with the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada. It simply wasn’t on my radar as a remote thought or possibility. […]
A ferry passes the headlands of Mull, in the glow of a peachy sunset. From the island of Easdale, on Scotland’s west coast. A few days enjoying the tranquility and peace on the tiny island of Easdale, days spent just watching the endlessly changing sea, the constant interplay between sea, clouds, the light and the […]
Sunset colours on Braeriach from Glen Einich I love this time of year, when spring days come full of light, crisp frosty air sharply warm in the sun. At the end of one such day I took myself to this viewpoint in Glen Einich, a high steep point on the track, and watched while the […]
Icy sunset silhouette on frozen Loch Vaa The setting sun projected its rays onto the icy surface of Loch Vaa, before an atmospheric walk home in the growing dark. The way goes through a mysterious woodland, low-hanging branches thick with mosses, seemingly meaningful ancient stones, and occasional wandering cattle which overwinter in the shelter of […]
Midwinter sunset at Clava Cairns, near Inverness Solstice greetings! I’m repeating myself, as this image was taken a full 10 years ago and I used an image from this day in a post from that time. Circles within circles of universal time, as the cairns of Clava symbolise. Although I’ve certainly developed as a photographer […]
Pine reflections at sunset, Loch Mallachie I love the quality of light at this time of year, especially on frosty, clear days like this. Rare, sparkling days that illuminate the gloom of a Scottish December. Sunset comes mid-afternoon, but beautiful sunsets with rich, warm rays striking horizontally for a graphic effect; cold air contracting into […]
Lochan Mor, Rothiemurchus Lochan Mor in the golden hour before sunset, on a perfect early autumn day of complete calm, and incredible clarity of light. This was a few weeks ago at the end of September – we haven’t had any days like this since! Its wonderful to experience such colour and clarity, a feeling […]
Indian summer happened last week – a day of stunning blue sky, glowing colours, and amazing clarity of light.
A moment in the garden… A break in the summer rain and the sun sparkling through. For a few minutes, the world lay suspended in a raindrop.