Braeriach Alpenglow

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 […]

Glastonbury Tor with dramatic evening cloudscape

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor at sunset With the town nestled around its base, the Tor is at the heart of the mystical Somerset landscape and sits on a major Earth energy line. This energy infuses the local landscape with a tangible feeling of gentleness, and a real heart-opening connection. Clouds were sweeping in for the evening and […]

Oak tree catching golden evening light

Dundon Woods

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 […]

Loch an Eilein Reflections in ice, March 2016, Cairngorms National Park

Morning Reflection

Perfect Morning Reflections, Loch an Eilein We’d been having a pattern of misty frosty nights, quickly clearing to perfect blue skies.  I love these early spring days, feeling the warm intensity in the direct sun but crisp in the shade.  With the strong light it quickly becomes too harsh and the contrast too great for […]

Tree island, Loch Vaa, Strathspey, Scotland

Tree-Island

The Tree-Island, Loch Vaa It was a bright afternoon when I went to Loch Vaa – until I got there by which time the afternoon sun had disappeared behind a big cloud bank.  However, it was completely calm, and the muted colours and reflections were well worth the trip. Loch Vaa has no inflow or […]

Fern uncoiling

Fern

Fern uncoiling, Craigellachie wood, Aviemore I’d been waiting all week for the right light for the ferns – I knew they were sprouting rapidly, uncoiling their inner spirals, but the weather had just been too stormy and cloudy.  Several times I made the trip, only to have a big cloud sitting overhead while sunlight flashed […]

Aheny River, Co Kerry, Ireland

Aheny River

Aheny River, Co. Kerry, Ireland A gorge and small waterfall on the Aheny River, inland from the charming town of Kenmare.  The whole land seemed so alive and full of vibrant energy, as each turn and twist of the small road brought new heart-tugs.  I loved this wee spot with the oak trees overhanging the […]

Apple bud

Apple Blossom

Apple Bud After a week of amazing spring weather (and hailstones – it is April after all), the apple is in beautiful full blossom.  I love the delicate pink. Apple of course has a long association with love, giving in abundance.  The apple flower reflects Venus with her 5-pointed star, the same pentagram is revealed […]

Uragh stone circle, Beara peninsula, Co. Kerry

Uragh Stone circle

Uragh stone circle, Beara peninsula, Co. Kerry The drive to Uragh is beautiful, a few miles up a winding single track road, dotted with reluctant-to-move sheep.  A few hundred yards walk up a footpath and then at the crest of the hill you come to the stone circle with its amazing backdrop and distant waterfall. […]

Spring day at Loch Vaa

Loch Vaa Spring

Spring Day, Loch Vaa A perfect April day – after a frosty start it turned bright and sparkly, the forest around the loch thick with fresh resinous pine scent in the warm sunshine.  Fish were jumping, ducks and geese busy making a clamour – everything seemed to be stretching out to enjoy the sun and […]

bee on rhododendron flower

Bee Hug

Rhododendron Bee My Rhododendron has had its best display in years, just laden with delicate pink blossom this last week, possibly due to the mild winter we’ve experienced.  The bees have been on a constant mission into the flowers all week, especially on these hot (for Scotland, that is) spring days we’ve had over Easter.  […]