Secret Path

A favourite path along the banks of the Spey near Aviemore. With much of Scotland seeing snow this last few days, here’s one from a local wander, taken last year when these snow patches were all that was left of a long winter.  Often there isn’t much colour about at this time of year, but […]

Birch Paths

Birch Paths We still have a lot of snow in the woods, alternately deep, soft and cludgy, or treacherously icy.  Many trees are still bent right over, cemented to the ground.   Many of these have now split completely, in some parts of the woods there is total devastation.  On this particular path through the woods, […]

Backlit Bracken

Bracken catching the light Bracken caught in a burst of late afternoon sun, showing the autumn colours against a backdrop of dark shady trees. Walking a different path… On my walk yesterday, I took a tangent onto a small hardly-visible side path.  I know the area well, yet this took me somewhere quite hidden and […]

Secret Path

Secret Path Spring continues unabated with wanton greenery  and colour.  This is a favourite local path along the riverbank, full of wild flowers this week. ” No one saves us but ourselves.  No one can and no one may.  We ourselves must walk the path. “ – Buddha ” The journey of a thousand miles […]


Larch Whorl. Warm days are here bringing some  sunshine.  The fresh larch needles emerging are really soft with a delicate feathery texture. ” If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know its not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s […]