Waves at Eoropie

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Waves sweeping in from the Atlantic at Eoropie (Eòrapaidh) on the Isle of Lewis. This is the last in my photo-series on water.   Do you have any suggestions for my next theme?    Image © Jo Woolf

Jewels of the sea

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The latest in my water-themed photo series – taken from the pier on the Isle of Lismore, as we waited for the ferry.   The light was being refracted into wonderful blues and greens, making the stones look like exotic jewels. Image © Jo Woolf 

Summer

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The glorious beach at Sanna in Ardnamurchan is the latest in my water-themed photo series.  A long drive, but well worth the effort! Image © Jo Woolf

Golden water

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Now that summer has arrived in Scotland (a welcome surprise!) I’ve chosen another in my water-themed photo series, with a refreshingly cool feel:  sunlight dappling the rocks in a burn on the Isle of Lismore. Copyright © Jo Woolf

Bracklinn Falls

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From droplets to a roaring torrent… this is the majesty of Bracklinn Falls after heavy rain, photographed on a wet day at the end of summer. To get to the falls… Look for the brown signpost as you come into Callander from the east, and follow the road up to a car park.  It’s a […]

Temple Wood stone circles, Kilmartin Glen

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We might have forgotten what went on there, but we’re still drawn to stone circles like moths to a flame – and this one in Kilmartin Glen is certainly alluring

Raindrops on birch twigs

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Water has endless beauty, so I thought it would make a great subject for a new photo-series. My first choice is this lovely image of dripping birch branches in the woods around Bracklinn Falls near Callander.   A photo of the falls themselves is lined up to appear soon – and they were spectacular, thundering down […]

Trees 7: frozen

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Our first winter in Scotland was long and cold;   this photo of a Scots pine was taken in January 2010, on the shore of Loch Leven.   The whole loch had frozen and a breath of white mist clung to the surface, blurring the edges and giving it an other-worldly appearance. © Colin Woolf

Trees 6: white

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Taken a few years ago, when an overnight snowfall had transformed the trees behind our house into feathery tendrils of white.   I love the silence that comes after snow. © Jo Woolf

Nacreous clouds

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Over the last couple of days, towards sunrise and sunset, our skies have contained something that I never really hoped to see, because it was so rare:   a phenomenon known as nacreous clouds. This morning, from our front windows, we were gazing at a kaleidoscope of colour, obviously very high in the atmosphere, dazzlingly brilliant.  […]