I only have a tiny wee garden, but I love watching things develop throughout the summer. I was away overnight, and came home to discover these beautiful crocosmia buds had just appeared from nothing.
Storm over Glencoe mountains
I was in Ballachulish taking photos for the band Corran Raa recently. The band had a gig at the Crafts & Things, the cafe in the village. While they were getting themselves ready for the evening, I wandered down to the shores of Loch Leven with my camera,as the evening light looked promising, and some clouds were beginning to gather over Glencoe village.
The weather suddenly turned very ominous as I reached the shores of the loch.
Happy summer holidays
Waves on a Highland beach, Scotland
There was some wild weather over the weekend that I took this photo back in May…and some lovely light in between the storms.
Bridge over the River Tay at Aberfeldy
This photo is now for sale in the lochs and rivers section of the website shop
Photo from St Kilda, Scotland
I was lucky enough to be given a trip to St Kilda as present last year. I booked the trip for this summer, as I was already planning on being in the Western Isles for a fiddle camp. So it was a long wait….but very much worth it!
So several of us went over to St Kilda together a couple of weeks ago, and bizarrely landed on the island during the eye of a storm. We were treated to hot sun for most of the time we were there, and some fierce gales the night before and the night after we left.
I meandered over the hill at the back of village bay, and spent some time watching the sunlight on Gleann Mor. This photo is one I took on my mobile.
Gleann Mor on the island of Hirta, in the Scottish archipelago of St Kilda
Having just returned from 2 weeks firstly on Harris, then St Kilda and Taransay, I now have plenty of photos to sort through!
Yesterday the Innertube Map was launched online as thunder rumbled overhead and a downpour hit the city.
I’m one of 11 volunteers who have been working on creating a series of blog stories, which relate to the different lines and stops on the map. We’ve been learning how to use a raft of technology, and some of the ins and outs of good blogging. Now that the map is live, members of the public can also add their own posts, videos, audio or photos.
I decided to go out and mark day one of the online map by taking my bike and camera down one of the Innertube routes that I haven’t been along in a very long time. I headed down the brown line, and made my way to Cramond boat club, just as dusk was falling.
In contrast to the earlier torrential rain and thunderstorms, it was a lovely still evening, with just a hint of colour in the sky.
Sunset over the Forth estuary at Cramond, Edinburgh
…as we head into another election day, I’m wondering what the next 24 hours will bring…
Tree in Ullapool, in the Scottish Highlands
…plenty more photos, that’s for sure!
Ullapool reflected in Loch Broom
Just back from a hot musical weekend at the Feis in Ullapool. And this morning we were treated to a very calm start to the day, with some fantastic reflections in the bay.
This summer I spent a fortnight on the island of Taransay, off the West coast of Harris. Taransay is uninhabited most of the year, with just a few folk holidaying in the 2 houses in the summer months. For a week in July, a heap of happy fiddlers bring their tents and instruments for 7 days in heaven.
Evening sunlight on Taransay, Scotland