autmn beech, rothiemurchus, cairngorms national park

Autumn Beech

Autumn Beech wood, Rothiemurchus Autumn has been late this year, and its stayed warmer longer than usual.  In this last week the Highland woods have been glowing against deep blue skies with beautiful days of sunshine. Pheasants squawked and scattered as I wandered, and I could see Roe deer down in the marshy area by […]

Beech Colour

Beech Colour, Loch Vaa We don’t have many Beech here, so it was intensely colourful seeing these this morning in the bright sun, after an icy start. “Music is the miniature of the whole harmony of the universe, for the harmony of the universe is music itself, and man must show the same harmony. In […]

The bluebell wood

Taken in very dim evening light, as it gently rained and dripped from the trees.  The wood was full of alternating patches of bluebells and wild garlic in flower. I’ve been reading “Quantum Shift in the Global Brain” by Ervin Laszlo.  its not easy reading, ranging through advances in thinking on the edges of  Quantum […]

Beech Leaves

Golden evening beech leaves Beautiful evening light through the fresh Beech leaves in Rothiemurchus woods, Strathspey.  Sparkletastic! “If your self-talk is accurate and in touch with reality, you function well.  If it is irrational and untrue, you experience stress and emotional disturbance.” – The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook M. Davis, E. Eshelman & M. […]

Forest Sunbeams, Hungary

Forest Sunbeams, Dobogoko, Visegrad Hills, Hungary. 7am – morning sun breaking through mist after a massive thunderstorm the previous night.  Dobogoko is on a small plateau at 700m, the high spot of the Visegrad hills.  The hills are clad in thick beech and oak forest with only an occasional viewpoint, and amazing rock outcrops. “Once […]

Randolph’s Leap

Spring woods, Randolph’s Leap, River Findhorn I love the freshness and light in this image, the Beech leaves have an extra glow to them in spring! “The criteria for success: you are free, you live in the present moment, you are useful to the people around you, and you feel love for all humanity.” – […]

Beech Light

Beech trees, Strathspey. The woods still gave good colour over the last week, before winter’s first appearance – with wintry gales and a snow shower or two. “If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.” – W.B. Yeats. “Handle even a single leaf in […]

Findhorn Beech

Beech tree, River Findhorn gorge, Scotland.  The Findhorn rises in the Monadliath mountains near to my home, and enters an impressive gorge. “… the very process of restoring the land to health is the process through which we become attuned to Nature and, through Nature, to ourselves. Restoration, therefore, is both the means and the […]