Crazy Reflections

Loch Mallachie Reflections I loved these ‘crazy reflections’ taken last weekend, with the strong low sun creating golden ripples. It hasn’t been a photography week – November has returned to type, after the long settled spell, with a weekend of savage gales and downpours, and fresh snow on the hills this morning – when they […]

Loch an Eilein Ripples

Loch an Eilein Ripples We had a “proper” September morning last monday with early mist clearing to brilliant blue.   I was out in good time on the bike to catch the mist rising from the forest, but liked best this fallen tree on the shores of Loch an Eilein. Mindfulness has come up in conversation […]

Loch Garten Pine Reflections

Pine reflections, Loch Garten, Strathspey. A favourite local loch, with the ripples creating lots of movement in the low light. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein. “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Pollen Ripples

Pine Pollen Ripples, Loch Garten, Strathspey. Pollen from the overhanging Scots Pine made these galaxy-like patterns & clusters, with the gentle ripples along the shoreline. Fractal mathematics (the mathematics of natural patterns) tells us about self-similarity: nature shows us similar-looking patterns at many different levels of scale. “Concerning matter we have been all wrong.  What […]

Reflections, Loch Garten

Reflections, Loch Garten, Strathspey, Scotland. Back to true Scottish weather with cold days, snow on the hills, and rain all week.  Reeds and pine tree reflections in Loch Garten, with young lily pads growing.  I love the crazy ripple shapes! “The ripples of life seemingly move us up and down, our emotional states changing all […]

Blue with ripples

Winter evening, Loch Mallachie, Strathspey, Scotland “Relating to the sacred brings us to the deepest sense of ourselves, to what is sacred in us… that which  recognises the sacred is the sacred inside.” – Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Bon master, in his book “Healing with Form, Energy and Light”