Moss Baubles

Ice baubles on moss

Its been an amazing week of high-pressure weather, with blue skies nearly every day.  Some days with warm sun tempting us to think that its spring, other days with a biting wind and deep frost…  There isn’t a great deal of snow on the slopes, but the high plateau looks plastered, shining whiter than a toothpaste advert during the day, and turning orange-pink-red in the sunset glow.

This image is from a walk during the week in the Monadliath, following a small stream up to the top of the forest.  I had in mind an image with the sun coming through splashes in a cascade, but I was late in the afternoon leaving and the sun was sinking fast, so I kept falling into shade.  Finally, just above the snowline  I found a place where the sun was striking the ice build-up from the spray, photographing it meant straddling the stream, with one knee in the bog!  I think its worth it…

“As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.”

– Eckhart Tolle, ‘The Power of Now’

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