Frost Needles

Frost needles on birch twig As I write this we have an inch of fluffy snow, on top of a layer of ice.  There was one morning during the week when we had sunshine and a crisp blue sky, with these needles of ice sprouting from every blade of grass and twig.  After an hour […]

Male Common Darter, Craigellachie NNR


Dragonflies, Craigellachie, Aviemore With all the snow on the hills, and autumn in full swing, I thought I’d celebrate these amazing dragonflies from the late summer.  First, above,  a male Common Darter, which despite its name is relatively uncommon in the Cairngorms National Park area. A male Common Hawker – these are big boys, up […]

Red Poppy

Catching the early sunshine in the garden one morning – with the wind catching them these poppies barely last a few hours.  I loved the translucence with the sun shining through the poppy. “Your emotions are jewels that each have its own lesson to impart, and when dealt with, their teachings will reveal the beliefs […]