Birnam Hill

I’m losing count of how many times I’ve been up Birnam Hill near Dunkeld, which is no bad thing. My favourite waterfall is still running and the scenery from Stair Bridge viewpoint, overlooking the line of the Highland Boundary Fault running past Rohallion Lodge is still beautiful. Herewith, a comparison of colour vs black-and-white renditions.

Gardening is People

Some decades ago, my folks were planning their garden; a friend of the family who happened to be an old gardener recommended two things: a mahonia bush and a snake-bark maple. The latter is gone but the mahonia remains, decades on. Everywhere I consider home has had at least one mahonia – it’s a measure […]

Around Glen Etive

For the first time in several years I spent a very happy afternoon wandering around Glen Coe / mostly Glen Etive, revisiting well-known sites – Buachaille Etive Mor from the River Coupall, the head of Loch Etive and the viewpoint above Loch Tulla – the light was stunning, a good test of the Olympus Pen-F […]