From a sparkling day in early summer when all the leaves are fresh and brand new. These two giant-sized fir stand guard near the banks of the Findhorn Gorge and have an amazing uplifting energy.
Birch leaves – Its always a joy to see the transformation over a few days from coppery winter branches to the bright yellow-green of the new leaves.
The sun sets behind the Monadhliath mountains in the distance, through the branches of a lonesome pine, high above the main treeline.
The light was stunning on this day, with an intense quality, glowing in light. Loch Vaa was a frozen expanse, glinting in the sunshine.
Birch – the tree of light. In the twilight there is a magical presence here, at any time of the year, but it seems amplified with snow underfoot reflecting the pink sky.
Coppery tresses of birch streaming in the wind. The heavy frost which had built up over several days was thawing as a warmer breeze came in, making the birch glisten in the sun.
An old pine standing in the bog in the (very) squelchy edge of Loch Mallachie, Strathspey, glowing in golden sunset colours.
Autumn Colour in the Findhorn Gorge Randolph’s Leap, on the gorge of the River Findhorn. The wooded hillside down to the gorge is mostly Beech, but there are some mighty spruce and cedar, which bring in an incredible energy and presence. You feel it from the road as soon as you drive through. Just being […]
Scots Pine in heather bloom The light was just incredible on this late evening, just before sunset, the heather glowing purple and giving off clouds of pollen. Unfortunately there was not even the slightest breeze, and thick clouds of midges were taking full advantage. Its an exercise in pure mental focus to concentrate on a […]
Sunset Pine, Rothiemurchus Forest Its been a wee while since the last image email – I’ve been busy, and the weather this summer has been – well, I think its rained every single day since midsummer! This was on one of the good days recently when the sun deigned to shine, giving us a glorious […]
Evening light in a beautiful Oak, Dundon wood, Somerset The evening light was golden and hazy, and I was drawn to explore a secret path that led up ivy-covered steps, in-between trees, full of character and undergrowth. The amazing, magical light filtered sideways through the wood, and at almost every step I could have stopped […]
Autumn Birch, Craigellachie A stunning autumn morning at Craigellachie lochan, one of my favourite places locally. The lochan is definitely a morning place – at this time of year the sun sets behind the crag by late morning throwing the wood into shade. There was just one morning recently when we had early sun, so […]