Museum garden in St Andrews

St Andrews Jo 147 (2)

A lovely old doorway in St Andrews, enhanced by a stunning display of late summer flowers

White cottage at Arisaig

Arisaig (2)

Overlooking the white sands of Arisaig is this delightful little cottage… and there’s a reason why the grass is so green!

Fog bows

Fog bow

The only time I have ever seen a fog bow is very early one summer’s morning, as we were driving towards Loch Awe and Taynuilt in Argyll.    The mist was lifting quickly against a brilliant blue sky, and suddenly we saw it hovering there in front us, ghost-like.   Less than a minute later, it was […]

Portraits of a cold climate

Approaching snowstorm

In early spring the mountains are still in the grip of snow, ice and piercing winds… but there’s beauty in abundance

Comet ISON: playing ‘chicken’ on a big scale!

Comet ISON photographed in May, by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s the day of reckoning for Comet ISON – will it survive its encounter with the Sun, or fade into oblivion?

Light on the Lakes

Windermere, night-time by Chris Sansom (Nov 2013)

Some lovely long exposures of Derwent Water and Windermere, by photographer Chris Sansom.

Blues of autumn

Reflections (October 2013)

Autumn’s colours aren’t confined to red and gold…

Fingers of ice

Icy fingers near falls on River Braan

Last February, the frost had transformed this lovely gorge in Perthshire into a wonderland of ice…

A tree of fire

Mountain ash (Oct 2013)

Autumn has set light to this beautiful old mountain ash, photographed in the hills above Braemar.

Looking again at lichen

Garvellachs:  Lichen-covered wall

Some of my favourite photos, all taken in one place: Eileach an Naoimh, in the Garvellachs.