autumn leaves at the hermitage, dunkeld, scotland

The Hermitage

Autumn leaves at The Hermitage, Dunkeld Late afternoon on a damp overcast day, and although the leaves seemed to be glowing there was no light for photography.  In the absence of a tripod I was able to balance the camera on the parapet of the old stone bridge for  a 2 second exposure, blurring the […]

Golden Tresses

Golden tresses of Birch leaves, Craigellachie Taken last week before the weather turned back to winger again!  Late afternoon light at Craigellachie catches the freshly unfurled birch leaves in a golden-green glow, against the dark backdrop of the lochan and the crags behind. This is from a lovely book which I came across this week, […]

Acer Leaves

Fresh young Acer leaves All is still well in the garden… although many things are still really slow growing, after the cold may we had.  I love how delicate these young maple leaves are. “The key is that the energy connecting everything in the Universe is also part of what it connects! Rather than thinking […]

Cotoneaster Frost

Frosted cotoneaster. After several sub-zero days the frost is building up.  The blackbirds have taken up residence in this cotoneaster, chuckling over the plentiful berry supply. “Suffering, even great physical pain and emotional loss, dissolves when you stop looking at it and for it.  It disappears when you stop agreeing with it or fighting it.  […]

Reflection in Blue

Reflection in blue – Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. A perfect blue sky reflecting in the lochan, with just a few floating leaves… and no wind! A few thoughts on Nature and appreciation this week… “Nature never did betray the Heart that loved her.” – Wordsworth. “Fresh beauty opens one’s eyes wherever it is really seen, […]

Beech Leaves

Golden evening beech leaves Beautiful evening light through the fresh Beech leaves in Rothiemurchus woods, Strathspey.  Sparkletastic! “If your self-talk is accurate and in touch with reality, you function well.  If it is irrational and untrue, you experience stress and emotional disturbance.” – The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook M. Davis, E. Eshelman & M. […]

Randolph’s Leap

Spring woods, Randolph’s Leap, River Findhorn I love the freshness and light in this image, the Beech leaves have an extra glow to them in spring! “The criteria for success: you are free, you live in the present moment, you are useful to the people around you, and you feel love for all humanity.” – […]

Frosted Grasses

Frosted Leaves. We had a stunning week  – cloudless days of intense blue, with sharp frosts of -8C or so.  It was like being abroad… These grasses were in a frost-hollow that the sun was just beginning to touch, I was really drawn to the flowing shapes and the contrasting colours. “As human beings we […]