Through the mist

The Cairngorms from Aviemore.  Corrie Gorm (appearing behind) and Carn Eilrig (the pyramid-shaped hill) through the late afternoon mist. Happy New Year! … and welcome to 2012.  After all the speculation and hysteria about the ‘end of the world’ next December we are finally here.  As I am sure everybody on this list is aware, […]

Autumn Birch Reflections

Autumn Birches – Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore Some brief sunshine this morning at one of my favourite local spots, turning the autumnal birches to gold.  Now? Rain is doing its thing once again. Changing the world… “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make […]

Jura and Scarba from storm-lashed rocks.

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, […]

Meadow Grasses

Meadow flowers and grasses. At the water’s edge at the Lily Loch, the water sparkling though the grasses.  Its been another October-ish week for us, but with some brighter days.  For 5 minutes today it even felt like August! Every time you grow, you change.  In most people, each change brings out resistance.  There is […]

Rock in the flow

A Rock in the flow, River Findhorn. Autumn really started to show her colours this week, with the birch woods turning gold, and a  touch of fresh snow on the hills on thursday as well. This is at Randolph’s Leap on the River Findhorn.  The day was so gloomy and dark but it allowed me […]

Allt Mor Reflections

Allt Mor Reflections, Glenmore – A favourite local spot, where trees overhang a still and reflective river. I don’t think I have managed to find it in such bright sunshine and fresh green, before now. This week – a summary of ten principles for Changing the World, derived from the words and works of Gandhi. […]