The Hazel Tree 2015 Calendar – now available for pre-order!

2015 Calendar FRONT

Great news!  My calendar for 2015 is now designed, and about to be printed.    I’m thrilled with it, and really excited! There’s one large photo per month, with a short description or history;   and below on the dates page is a small photo of a seasonal tree or flower.   I haven’t forgotten Purdey (who […]

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!

Celebrating bluebells

Bluebells at Kilmartin

On hillsides and in woodlands, a drift of bluebells casts its own magic spell. This is a gallery of our favourite photos…

A timeless moment

St Peter's Church, Belton in Rutland - Lynne Jenkins

How can I introduce T S Eliot? I can’t, is the answer. But I love this reflection on time and history…

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

Wildlife of the Caledonian forest

Crested tit Parus cristatus on dead branch Vastmanland Sweden

A close look at five of the best-loved species of Scotland’s ancient pine forest, with images by wildlife photographer Mike Read.

A calendar for The Hazel Tree


I’ve been thinking about this idea since before Christmas, and now it’s starting to take shape! The idea is to produce a ‘Hazel Tree’ calendar for 2015, using some of the images that I’ve published here over the years (and maybe a few that I haven’t!) What I imagine is an A4-size calendar that folds […]

Iona: an island beyond words

Ah, summer... yes, I remember...

Recently featured in Neil Oliver’s series ‘The Sacred Wonders of Britain’, the island of Iona has a deep sense of sanctity and serenity.

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.

Falkland’s treasures

The Covenanter Hotel

The small town of Falkland in Fife boasts a magnificent Palace, and the whole place has a quiet, old-fashioned charm. Who wouldn’t fall under its spell?