For about 13 years I have been of the opinion that it has not been a year without at least one trip to Glen Affric. My favoured time is autumn, late October, to catch the trees in the Caledonian Forest reserve at their most colourful. Arriving before sunrise, the light is all dull and the […]
We’ve had water, trees, a morning sunrise: now for that dash of extra magic with the most beautiful light. That’s my place, my moment.
I first visited Glen Affric in September 2006, more or less 10 years ago. Not long after, I discovered the joy of standing at my favourite bench watching the sun rise behind the distant mountains, its light casting shadows of the trees on the mist. Since then I’ve been longing for a second chance at […]
I had a short holiday at the start of last November, a few days spent in Glen Affric. There are several aspects why it’s my favourite part of the planet, but for the purposes of this post, we consider the role of water in shaping a landscape, eroding its way through rocks to form river, […]
From wikipedia: The Caledonian Forest is the name given to the former (ancient old-growth) temperate rainforest of Scotland. The known extent of the Roman occupation suggests that it was north of the Clyde and west of the Tay. The Scots pines of the Caledonian Forest are directly descended from the first pines to arrive in Scotland […]
It seems a while ago now, but last September I spent a weekend trundling around Argyll. The light on the Saturday morning was absolutely beautiful – so I spent a happy couple of hours standing on the shores of Loch Awe admiring the sunlight and mist on Ben Cruachan and Kilchurn Castle, as one does.
This is what it looked like, walking Dog through the local woods this morning.
Trees casting strong shadows across the road, with hints of a clear blue sky beyond. Definitely a pleasant way to spend half an hour of one’s morning.