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 […]
No trip to Argyll is complete without a drive around Inverawe. A beautiful place, with woodland left to nature to do its thing in the middle of the estate. This time, the trees were particularly gorgeous in the sunlight. Of course, what really matters is that Old Friend, the first and most characterful of the […]
I spent Saturday travelling, mostly driving, to old stamping ground in Argyll. There were roadworks holding up proceedings at Cruachan visitor centre, so I stopped to take the obvious photo of the Pass of Brander from the carpark. The other favourite view is from the Connel Bridge looking toward Ben Cruachan; this time, the mountain […]
I just strolled home through the fog from an evening at the photographic society.
The last in a small series of photos from Birnam Hill near Dunkeld. As far as I can tell, the first two photos are taken more or less on the Highland Boundary Fault – a line runs from Stare Dam past Rohallion lodge, up through one quarry and across the A9 through another slate quarry. […]
A selection of photos, using a walk around Birnam Hill to test the new mobile and its camera. Things one finds in woodland: details of a feather; broken fences; abandoned jackets (don’t ask!) and chunky rocks (semi-pelite, near the Highland Boundary Fault).
A slight reversion to type, here. In previous lives I used to enjoy taking photos of closeup parts of trees, a study in shapes and forms. Combined with one of my new favourite walk routes, up Birnam Hill near Dunkeld, and we have a lot of larch buds… Testing the new mobile camera – this […]
A small collection of things seen in the course of one day strolling around Perth: the classic view of St Leonard’s church with its spire across the South Inch; sun setting on the Craigie golf course; a chestnut tree. Well, why not 🙂
Fields run deep in golden swards Hot summer winds blow through the corn Ripening corn/barley, Auchterarder.
Yesterday was Corpus Christi, a joyous celebration of the institution of the Eucharist – a service I’ve only previously heard of. And so, in a spirit of investigation, I went to St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. There were lights all around the rood screen and candles; the Blessed Sacrament was processed around the aisles in glory; there […]