Silver Birch, Killiehuntly, Scotland
Heather and silver birch with gentle side lighting - late winter textures by the banks of the River Tromie
Lochside, Torridon, Scottish Highlands - April 2019.
Looking towards the slopes of Beinn Eighe in Torridon, North West Scotland.
Calm Spring Morning, Timble Woods, North Yorkshire
When mist is forecast it is often unpredictable what will materialise. It can be patchy or even non existent but there can be some mornings where it seems to cover much larger areas. This morning definitely fitted into the latter category. In a local woodland, the air was incredibly still and the beech leaves barely moved.
Colour Explosion, Shieldaig, Torridon
I wonder whether this was influenced by Miro or Kandinsky ? .. a small detail from the hull of an old upturned boat
Silver Birch, Glen Tromie, Cairngorms National Park. April 2019.
A stunning glade of silver birch in Glen Tromie - near Kinguisse. The delicate pastel hues of the birch always brings welcome colour to the landscape during late winter.
Delicate Birch, Shepherd's Crag, Lake District
Shepherd's Crag in the Lake District is a wonderful place to explore - not only for the fabulous views towards Scafell and Skiddaw but also for its groves of silver birch trees clinging to the rocky crag. During late November I was drawn towards one particular tree which still held its golden leaves. As the light faded during the afternoon this tree made a wonderful contrast to the pastel tones of the branches and silvery trunks.
Early Spring Snowfall, Matterdale, Lake District
Snowfall in the Lake District at the end of April is uncommon. It was on one of these days where the early Spring growth of the larch was unexpectedly covered by a blanket of white. During the midst of the snowfall - the falling snow quickly accumulated around the bases of the trunks and delicately clung to the fine branches. It lasted a few brief hours and by late morning the larch was once again free of its cloak and looking forward to warmer days of the summer months.