Cadzow Oak

‘Cadzow Oak’ in late afternoon sun, Chatelherault, Hamilton An afternoon walk through the stunning autumn colours of the woodlands at Chatelherault, near Hamilton, along the gorge of the Avon water.  The Cadzow Oaks are beautiful to see, rather,  ‘to meet’ since these trees are such characters with great presence. This internationally important group of about […]


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 […]

Loch an Eilein Pine

Pines and the castle, Loch an Eilein, Strathspey This is surely one of the most-photographed places in Strathspey, with good reason!  It changes so much from moment to moment with the play of light on the water and the changes in weather.  I liked it yesterday with this slight mistiness to the air, and a […]

Misty Strathspey

Strathspey and Loch Insh from Ord Ban I was very glad this afternoon when the rain cleared and the sun started coming through the mist. I took a series of images from Ord Ban, its only a wee hill but it has a great outlook over the Strath.  Unfortunately by the time I had climbed […]

Strathspey from Ord Ban

Strathspey from Ord Ban, with Loch Insh and the River Spey. I’m not sure how much longer the leaves can hold out against the weather stripping them from the trees… but its been a beautiful autumn. This week’s image was taken as storm clouds rapidly advanced into what had been a beautiful, clear, morning.  I […]

Birch Reed Reflections

Birch Reed Reflections – Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore I loved the effect of these reeds reflected against the golden birch backdrop. “The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.” – Albert Einstein.

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel, Rothiemurchus. Quite a week for rain!  Oh, and a pile of snow on the hills on thursday, and my courgette plants keeled over  with the frost last night – it must be autumn!  This squirrel jumped up into the trees as I came by, luckily my dog didn’t see it until after a […]