Cuillins from Tokavaig

Cuillin Mountains from Tokavaig, Isle of Skye I had an amazing week, on a fiddle camp with master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, hosted at the gaelic college on Skye (Alasdair Fraser week at Sabhal Mor Ostaig).  Not only was the tuition amazing, but to have 9 days of such continuous sunshine on Skye is almost unheard […]

Loch Pityoulish

Loch Pityoulish, Strathspey In that phrase seemingly beloved of forecasters – ‘A showery airstream will cover the country’… it certainly has been, with frequent downpours and steamy interludes.  Most of the showers seemed to last all afternoon, this week.  This afternoon I went out anyway, got wet, dried off, then got wet again.  It was […]

Life’s a Beach

Sunshine and clouds, Findhorn Beach, the Moray coast It poured all day on Midsummer’s day and its been a chilly week, but yesterday was summertime at Findhorn beach.  Well, it was warm enough not to need a jacket all the time…  I loved the expanse of sea and sky with the cloudscape. “A friend is […]

Loch Lomond at sunset

Loch Lomond island at sunset After a day of rain and dark clouds, as it often seems to happen, the evening turned clear with beautiful late sunlight (it is almost midsummer, after all, and here in Scotland it is now light well after 10pm).  I loved the reflections from the woods across the water. “If […]

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond in high water The shores of loch Lomond, after seemingly weeks of wet weather the water level was high and flooding the shoreline trees.  The sun briefly appearing brought millions of sparkles through the silhouetted trees, and an intriguing silvery shadow of the trees on the water. “Emotions reflect intentions.  Therefore, awareness of […]

West Fork Creek

West Fork Canyon, Sedona, Arizona A hike for a few miles up the narrow, winding, West Fork canyon, with the trail criss-crossing over the stream many times.  This was a very ‘Scottish’ day, with heavy rain followed by hailstones and a cold breeze – so much for Arizona sunshine! “Recent surveys have revealed that as […]

Juniper and red rocks

Juniper, Cypress, red rocks and amazing blue sky.  Sedona, Arizona. I’m not used to photographing such vibrant primary colours in nature – it doesn’t happen very often in Scotland anyway!  I find this landscape very amazing, its like walking through a giant well-tended garden, there aren’t any weeds anywhere – well, apart from giant prickly […]

Red rocks sunset

Sunset on the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona Yes, I have been somewhere for the last two weeks… and currently rather jetlagged!  I’ll write more on my week of meditation with Drunvalo later after I have digested more of the experience.  For now  its all about moving your  conciousness from the brain, which sees everything […]

Campsie evening

The Campsies in evening light The Campsie fells, just North of Glasgow, with the warm evening light from the setting sun making the hills glow against the dark clouds behind. “Following our inner guidance may feel risky and frightening at first, because we are no longer playing it safe, doing what we ‘should do’, pleasing […]

Misty Landscape

Rothiemurchus and Glenfeshie hills from Craigellachie, Aviemore A freezing, misty morning, with the outline of the hills appearing above the cloud filling the valley lower down.  Meanwhile, a fox dug a den in a friend’s garden during the big freeze before Christmas.  Now, it is surrounded by snowdrops, all carefully arranged… “At that elusive moment […]

Loch Garten Light

Light on Loch Garten glinting through the trees. Can’t see the wood for the trees?  I liked this one of the intense light on the loch reflecting through the Caledonian Pine forest.  Whatever the weather its a lovely spot for a gentle walk, or just to gaze into the water. “The most beautiful thing we […]

Stone Circle

Loch Nan Carraigean Stone Circle, Strathspey This pine has grown up in the centre of the ancient stone circle, out on its own in the moorland.  I love the atmosphere in this photo, from the character and energy of the old pine  and the combination of winter colours. Being out in nature helps to ground […]