Sparkling raindrops on geranium flower


Sparkling raindrops on Geranium Our Scottish summer is in full swing – moments of intense sunshine  sparkle through the raindrops.  This image is from the garden, a lovely pinky-purple geranium first thing in the morning after a night of rain. The garden is full of bees, so we must be doing something right.  Big bumblebees […]

Breathing forest

Breathing Forest

Morning mist, Cairngorms National Park The mist rising from Kennapole, as seen from Torr Alvie, with the crags of Glenfeshie beyond, on one of those rare early winter days when the world conspires (and inspires) to amaze with beauty, the forest appearing to breath. I say morning mist, in fact it was already well into […]

River Dulnain

River Dulnain from Sluggan Bridge One of my favourite places – the sparkling River Dulnain just upstream from Sluggan Bridge, near Carrbridge, taken in the recent spell of sunshine. “The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the […]


Hydrangea petal with September morning sparkle There haven’t been many of these classic September mornings this month, when everything is so bright and sparkly.  This hydrangea had a spider web behind, catching the water droplets and creating the lens-dazzle. This week – the physics world is it / isn’t it drama over the possibility that […]

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond in high water The shores of loch Lomond, after seemingly weeks of wet weather the water level was high and flooding the shoreline trees.  The sun briefly appearing brought millions of sparkles through the silhouetted trees, and an intriguing silvery shadow of the trees on the water. “Emotions reflect intentions.  Therefore, awareness of […]

Evening Sparkle

The sparkle of the first leaves along the riverbank path, on a beautiful spring evening. In out-of-the-way places of the heart Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside […]

Ice Sparkle

Sun sparkling on the edge of the ice Happy New Year!  May 2011 be a year of really positive change. On the subject of positive change, I’ve noticed many alternative energy developments recently, such as high efficiency solar cells coming to market, new hydrogen cells for electric vehicles with almost no emissions, and various other […]


Snow and sun Taken shortly before the low sun dipped behind the hill of Craigellachie, I loved the golden sparkle as the sunlight came through the snow and birch branches.  The air was so cold and dry that as snow fell from branches it created a cloud of shining diamonds. “A human being is a […]

Birch sparkle

Birch sparkle, Craigellachie Lochan, Aviemore Bright sun sparkling on the reeds, as the shadow line from the sun setting behind the crag advances across the lochan.  It was a perfect autumn afternoon with a shimmer of dragonflies playing above the reeds – after a very stormy week, with fresh snow visible on the hills. “Beginnings […]

Skaill Bay, Orkney

Skaill Bay on the West Mainland of orkney, experiencing a sparkly moment… it was even quite warm for a while! “My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.” – Thoreau. “Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.” – Unknown.

Rain Daisy

Rain Daisy A week of (mostly) beautiful mornings, and afternoon thunderstorms.  Sunshine and rain = sparkle. “You were born with wings… why prefer to crawl through life? “ – Rumi.

Dreamy Woods

Sparkly woods, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Strathspey. I really like the dreamlike nature of this image in Black & White.  Today its raining, persistently, mist hanging around the trees.  This is from a few days back with the world seeming so fresh and clear in bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. “… healing has only […]