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.
The rugged view from Balcoes, Ribeiro Frio, Madeira, looking down to Porto da Cruz and the ocean beyond.
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.
Golden rays stream across Strathspey before sunset. A winter panorama of the frozen Cairngorms from Craigellachie.
An old pine standing in the bog in the (very) squelchy edge of Loch Mallachie, Strathspey, glowing in golden sunset colours.
Sunset glow across Strathspey – the clouds cleared and the setting sun streamed across the land, turning the autumn colours to gold.
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 […]
Cloudscape above mist inversion, Cairngorms The forecast promised a classic September morning – early mist followed by bright sun. I was ready for it with an early start, and after an hour’s steep climb was on the ridge above the mist. I was rewarded with amazing views across the misty forest and into the Cairngorms, […]
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 […]
Waterlilies on Lochan Mor Its time for the semi-annual foray to see the waterlilies on Lochan Mor (literally – the large-sized small loch… Gaelic place-names are so completely descriptive). Earlier in the summer the flowers were mostly submerged, after all the constant rain. Now they’re floating nicely. I love how the light shines through them […]
Sunset clouds reflected in a lochan, Rothiemurchus This week, summer has come to Scotland, and we’ve been basking in the heat. The heather is coming now into full bloom, covering the land in a rich scented purple. In the cool of the evening the moorland scents are exquisite, heather primarily, with a sweetly strong note […]
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 […]