Misty Birch

Misty Birch at Craigellachie Lochan

After a week of grey mist, rain and general dull weather, Thursday was a gem.  With the village in thick freezing mist, I walked up through the Birch wood a short way into a startling deep blue sky, through wreaths of mist coming and going.  The Birch glowed golden in the sun against a sky of such deep blue that we rarely see.  From higher up, I looked down into the valley filled with mist. Despite the sun it was still freezing all day.  This photo was taken at Craigellachie Lochan, in the transition between mist and sun, the foreground bracken being covered in frost.

‘Image of the week’ seems to be turning into ‘birch weekly’, they are such a stunning part of the local landscape at this time of year, and this year seems especially colourful, with the autumn colours long-lasting as we have had relatively little high wind (touch wood…)

“Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based upon our perceptions.
What we perceive depends upon what we look for.
What we look for depends upon what we think.
What we think depends upon what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is our reality.”

– Gary Zukav, ‘Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics’

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