strathspey golden hour glow at sunset

Golden Hour

Sunset glow across Strathspey – the clouds cleared and the setting sun streamed across the land, turning the autumn colours to gold.


Rothiemurchus and the Cairngorm Mountains A view over Rothiemurchus, with the curve of the River Spey in the foreground, towards the wintry Cairngorm Mountains.  Loch an Eilein is just visible in the middle, nestling in the hills.  It has been stormy, but for us its been a far milder and less snowy winter than in […]

Misty Birch

Misty Birch at Craigellachie Lochan After a week of grey mist, rain and general dull weather, Thursday was a gem.  With the village in thick freezing mist, I walked up through the Birch wood a short way into a startling deep blue sky, through wreaths of mist coming and going.  The Birch glowed golden in […]

Hazy ridges

Evening light across the Monadliath mountains, from Tullochgrue, Aviemore I love the ‘distant hazy ridges’ effect here, looking over the early spring woods, from Tullochgrue hill, as the sun sinks behind the Monadliath.  On days like this I am constantly reminded to be grateful for the wonderful country we live in, in fact for the […]

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. […]

Yellow crocus

Crocus. I realise that most of you live a lot further south and lower down than I do, so this may be a bit late – but our crocuses are finally fully out.  They’ve been up for ages, but there has only been enough sunshine on a few days for them to fully open. A […]

Winter Birch

Winter Birch. The upper Findhorn valley, near Tomatin, on a day of cold winds and a flurry of snow on the tops. This week has seen a constant cycle of rain and a few snow flurries, followed by frost, leaving everywhere covered in a layer of ice! I liked how the tree and grasses caught […]