Sun and snow on birch tree

Snow Trees

Birch – the tree of light. In the twilight there is a magical presence here, at any time of the year, but it seems amplified with snow underfoot reflecting the pink sky.

Snow Branches

Soft snow on birch branches, Craigellachie lochan, Aviemore I liked the tracery of these branches with their reflections, as the loch surface rapidly snowed over. Imbolc, or St Brigid’s Day, will be on Wednesday 1st or Thursday 2nd Feb (different traditions give different dates).  Traditionally it  marks the beginning of spring, falling approximately halfway between […]


Hydrangea backlit in winter sunlight It was Imbolc this week, or St Brigid’s day (traditionally at the start of February), marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, marking the start of spring.   There is noticeably more sunlight, when it shines.  That was after this week’s terrific storms, with broken trees  and […]

Standing Stones

Natural Standing Stones, Dulnain I found these naturally standing stones, on the top of a small hill in the birch woodland, near the River Dulnain.  The hilltop had a lovely feel to it, and it felt as though there should be something magical there! There has been a noticeable increase in the amount of light […]