A moment in the garden… A break in the summer rain and the sun sparkling through. For a few minutes, the world lay suspended in a raindrop.
Wherever you go, the birch wood has been resounding to a drrrrrrrrp! of woodpeckers. The Jackdaws have been flocking around the village in huge numbers for much of the night with their chatter-jack-jack. The low-ground snow went into meltdown this week, and a few wretched-looking plants are starting so show through. I hope I have […]
Jura (far distance) and Scarba from storm-lashed rocks. How energetically cleansing it is to be surrounded by such a “fresh” sea… “After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.” – Walt Whitman, […]
Raindrops on Lady’s Mantle After a few days last week being the hottest place in the country, we’re probably the coldest now, with fresh snow well down the hills last night. The leaves of Lady’s mantle are coated in fine hairs giving it a silvery appearance. This fine down also holds raindrops, great for artistic […]
Hazy Autumn Cairngorms. Bursts of light across the Rothiemurchus forest, with the Cairngorm mountains behind. Normally by now we would have experienced some wintry weather, but we seem to be in a warm extended autumn. Photography becomes more challenging for the next few months with low light levels, but also presents great contrast between light […]
Evening sunburst after rain, Glenmore, Strathspey. The dark clouds behind completely hide the mountains, but suddenly these old pines were lit up by shafts of sunlight. “Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the Universe together.” – Oprah Winfrey “Every moment of light and dark […]