Water: Around Loch Rannoch (3)

This one isn’t so much about the water as the mountain, Schiehallion. Back in 1774, its regular shape and relatively isolated location led to it being used in the famous experiment by Mason and Maskelyne to determine the value of the gravitational constant, big-G, and the density of the Earth. Certainly it sits fairly impressively […]

A Tree

Time for something a little different, and back in the original spirit of this blog as a source for mobile photos, as well. I spotted this tree in the middle of Craigie in Perth – perhaps an unexpected location for so elegant a life-form, and testament to the selectivity of photography. Camera never lies? If […]

Water: Around Loch Rannoch (1)

It’s hard driving around Loch Rannoch – all the stopping and starting makes for lousy mileage. But that’s OK – the scenery is more than worth it. The first time I came around here, more used to the road network than the geography of reality, I drove beyond the end of the loch (into the setting […]

Trees

Pine forests: what’s not to like? Scots Pine trees stand tall and proud, burnished orange-gold catching the sun; birch trees get a bit old and develop gnarly character. These are from a stroll in the Black Woods of Rannoch, on the south shore of Loch Rannoch. I noticed Gunnar’s Tree, named for Gunnar Godwin, a chap whose […]