Gnarled tree trunk in black and white
This photo was taken near Torrin on Skye in the Scottish Highlands.
I love this wee place. The combination of couple of abandoned crofts, beautiful wind battered trees, the sea, and some West coast magic, means there’s always something to photograph. We nipped over to Sailean at the start of another beautiful Lismore weekend, and we were treated to bright sunshine and tiny white clouds in a deep blue sky. I was immediately taken by the shadows the old tree was casting on the grass beside the croft.
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The trees were looking a bit spooky as the mist cleared this afternoon.
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While I was out at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festivities, I spotted this tree, which looked completely stunning under the floodlights. I couldn’t resist a quick photo!
There’s a wee abandoned croft at Sailean on the North side of Lismore, near the community hall. It’s a lovely spot for watching the sun go down.
There’s a very dramatic tree tucked away in the corner of St Andrew’s Square
I was so sure I’d find some good autumn colours this week. Everything was looking a bit insipid when I was up North recently, but just towards the end of the trip, some of the trees were beginning to show a hint of autumn colour about them. I headed off up the Water of Leith this morning, in lovely sunny weather. But other than the beech trees there’s still a preponderance of green and rather lifeless yellow.
But I did find these few beeches, which were definitely putting on a good show. Thanks to José for suggesting this one for a gallery photo title!
Autumnal beech trees on the Water of Leith, Edinburgh
So Isobel set the challenge this week to take a photo titled ‘Autumn leaves’. I was hoping I would find a few more Autumnal colours by the weekend, but there still seems to be a lot of green around here at the moment. But earlier on today, I went out for a spin on the bike, and found this…it feels a bit of a half measure, as this is really ‘Autum leaf’.
Golden autumnal leaf
Solitary tree on the horizon in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
…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!
We were treated to quite a light show as we left the house on Mull this morning – heavy grey clouds, patches of sunlight, and a couple of cracking rainbows, too. I love this tree just outside the house at Ardvergnish.
Silhouettes on a Mull walk
It was almost dark as we were heading home from a walk, and came across this beautiful tree