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An Lochan Uaine   Leave a comment

The clear waters of the Green Loch not far from Aviemore in Scotland, on a sadly dull day. Definitely worth another visit in better weather.

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On the Lookout   2 comments

We came across these, purely by accident while on a trip through the Scottish Highlands. While we were admiring and photographing the view over the landscape on one side of the road we hadn’t realised we were being watched from the other….
Not the thing to do, being careless around these beasts, I don’t think the fence that separated them from the road would have held the stag back if he had taken offence at our presence. Alas, we parted on good terms.

On the Lookout - Red Deer in the Scottish Highlands

On the Lookout – Red Deer in the Scottish Highlands

Aquilegia   Leave a comment

Columbine, Granny’s Bonnet   –   Aquilegia



Stress Relief   2 comments

Lavender   –   Just a very quick one today for those who are already suffering from Christmas induced stress (does it really get earlier and earlier every year or is it just me?), as I am still busy working on a drawing commission that I would desperately like to get it finished this weekend. Have a good one, folks!


Stress Relief – Lavender

Jewel In The Shadows   Leave a comment

Forgetmenot   –   I found these during a recent walk at a local beauty spot. My intentions were to get some photographs of the trees which should have been presenting with some lovely autumn colours, as they usually do in that location, and producing some stunning reflections in the still waters beneath them. It turned out though that the colours of the trees lack sparkle this year, and it doesn’t look as if that will improve before most of the remaining leaves will blow off in not too distant autumn storms.

Instead I found these little marvels on the banks of the small loch, which is actually a man made trout fishery. I hadn’t realised they flower so late in the season, and I am seriously tempted to see if I can get hold of some to grow in the garden. I much prefer this wild version to its more showy garden cultivars.

Jewel In The Shadows

Jewel In The Shadows

Scented Delight   Leave a comment

Sweet Pea   –   I don’t think I can do without those, as far too many flowers have had their scent bred out of them over the years. I bought some roses last year, they were labelled ‘very fragrant’ but I found them wanting in that department now that their blooms have finally opened after the rabbit damage at the beginning of summer. The sweet peas, however, are reliable, even if, generally, they haven’t done as well this year as previously, they still produce enough blooms for me to pick fresh ones for the vase every couple of days.  I must have fragrance in the garden, without it it would be pretty  lifeless. Unfortunately, I can’t put scent into a photograph…

Sweet Pea - Scented Delight

Scented Delight

It Rained   Leave a comment

Lady’s Mantle / Alchemilla vulgaris   –   It is another wet morning of the kind which we have had a few of lately, but I couldn’t resist the jewel encrusted leaves and budding flowers of the lady’s mantle. My garden is full of this stuff, to that extend that I am trying my hardest to reign it in, as it suffocates everything else. Still, it is a consolation to find it trying to appease me by showing one of its pretty sides, especially in the weather we have been having since the meteorological summer begun. It modelled perfectly for a quickly snatched image so I can get back to the drawing that I have in progress – to be revealed early next month on my other two blogs.

It Rained

It Rained

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