fern forest

Faerie Forest

Holy Well Forest, near Kenmare, Co. Kerry This is a truly special place, and one that is alive with presence.  The path to the Holy Well led down through a magical fern-filled forest, sparkling in the late evening light.  The energy around the well is very powerfully healing. Holy Well Forest Light in the forest […]

Spring day at Loch Vaa

Loch Vaa Spring

Spring Day, Loch Vaa A perfect April day – after a frosty start it turned bright and sparkly, the forest around the loch thick with fresh resinous pine scent in the warm sunshine.  Fish were jumping, ducks and geese busy making a clamour – everything seemed to be stretching out to enjoy the sun and […]

loch vaa sunset

Loch Vaa sunset

Sunset at Loch Vaa I’m loving this one – the glowing orange clouds reflected in Loch Vaa, on an evening stroll around the loch.  The walk started with heavy clouds and spitting rain, so this was a perfect end to the day.  I don’t think I have ever seen Loch Vaa so low – it […]

Glenfeshie Hills from Ord Ban

Glenfeshie Hills

Glenfeshie Hills from Ord Ban, Strathspey Winter refuses to give up… our cold spring continues with a weekend of sleet showers (and sunshine) and a biting wind.  A lot of snow has melted in this last fortnight, but there was fresh snow on the hills again.  Although it was cold up on the hilltop, it […]

Riverbank branches

Riverbank branches, River Spey Following on from last week’s image – more riverbank branches with sparkly light, full of elemental magic. This week’s quote – staying with what is. “When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a […]


Calligraphic Reeds, Loch Garten, October Drooping reeds and reflections are always such an attractive photographic subject (whether the picture works or not is another matter entirely!)  It was overcast at Loch Garten, but the stillness of the water made for a perfect reflection. This quote seemed appropriate this week: “The resting place of the mind […]

Cuillins from Tokavaig

Cuillin Mountains from Tokavaig, Isle of Skye I had an amazing week, on a fiddle camp with master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, hosted at the gaelic college on Skye (Alasdair Fraser week at Sabhal Mor Ostaig).  Not only was the tuition amazing, but to have 9 days of such continuous sunshine on Skye is almost unheard […]

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond in high water The shores of loch Lomond, after seemingly weeks of wet weather the water level was high and flooding the shoreline trees.  The sun briefly appearing brought millions of sparkles through the silhouetted trees, and an intriguing silvery shadow of the trees on the water. “Emotions reflect intentions.  Therefore, awareness of […]

West Fork Creek

West Fork Canyon, Sedona, Arizona A hike for a few miles up the narrow, winding, West Fork canyon, with the trail criss-crossing over the stream many times.  This was a very ‘Scottish’ day, with heavy rain followed by hailstones and a cold breeze – so much for Arizona sunshine! “Recent surveys have revealed that as […]


Rhododendron blossom, Benmore gardens, Argyll The West of Scotland is famous for the rhododendrons each May, with such a variety of colours.  This is from a visit to Benmore botanic gardens near Dunoon where different varieties flower right through into summer. “The purpose of the heart is to know yourself to be yourself and yet […]

Mount Assiniboine from Mount Rundle, Canadian Rockies

September always puts me into a travelling mode… No, I haven’t gone away anywhere, this is one from the archives from my treks in the Canadian Rockies many years back. On this day I climbed Mt Rundle, near Banff, to about 10,000 feet, but I loved the view of Mt Assiniboine in the hazy distance, […]

Bluebells in evening light

Wherever you are, I hope you’ve had as stunning a weekend as we have just enjoyed in Scotland, basking in hot clear sunshine!  It feels like its been a long time coming! “… the heart generates the body’s most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field.  It is sixty times greater in amplitude than that […]