Copper and Gold

Copper and Gold Birch, Craigellachie, Aviemore The high winds of the last fortnight have stripped the leaves, many before they had even turned properly.  Yesterday the weather and my timing finally came together, with bursts of intense sunshine (and a few showers) illuminating the last of the leaves, with the silvery-copper branches shining through creating […]

Evening Waterlilies

Water Lilies, in evening light. Back to the place of water-lilies, with a rare glint of sun!  I liked the coppery, metallic look of the texture here, with the low evening light. Recognising ourselves: “A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognise it?” […]

Wood Anenome

Wooden Enemies The birch woods are full of them – a carpet of Wood Anenomes sparkling in marvellous spring sunshine.   The first birch leaves are almost out, giving the bronze winter birches a coppery effect. “Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am […]

Craigellachie Mist

Craigellachie Mist. Thursday dawned misty, but I knew it was going to be good – and sure enough the sun broke through the mist, giving me time to get out there first!  I love the coppery colour of the birches with the deep frost, while the sun peeking round from the crag catches the mist […]