Birch sparkle

Birch sparkle, Craigellachie Lochan, Aviemore Bright sun sparkling on the reeds, as the shadow line from the sun setting behind the crag advances across the lochan.  It was a perfect autumn afternoon with a shimmer of dragonflies playing above the reeds – after a very stormy week, with fresh snow visible on the hills. “Beginnings […]

Birch trees in leaf

Birch trees in leaf, Strathspey, Scotland. 2 weeks of stunning sunshine, with cold starts, absolutely clear skies and amazing clarity of light have seen the birch woods coming into full leaf in Strathspey.  Colours go from bronze to a jewelled lime-green with the young leaves shimering. The name “Birch” comes from the Old German word […]