Friday, 30 October 2009

Autumnal Reflections, Glen Sherup

October 2007
A walk in Glen Sherup in the Ochil Hills on a cold and still October morning, with mirror-like reflections upon the reservoir.

More Autumn Photos

A selection of photos taken in various locations in October/beginning November 2006.

The waymarked 'Fungarth' walk near Dunkeld

The River Devon

Near Bridge of Allen

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Autumn in the Ochils Today

The morning started gloriously, not a cloud in the sky, but in just few hours it changed to a cloudy sky and heavy rain!

I still managed to capture some of the autumnal colours in the Ochils today, before the rain hit, but just a shame the sun didn't stay out just a little bit longer to further enhance the colours.

Autumn Memories - Hermitage & Blackspout

Here's some more Autumn Photos, continuing my look back over the last few years.

October 2004
Some photos taken of The Hermitage, near Dunkeld, and Blackspout falls in Pitlochry.

Blackspout Falls

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Autumn in the Trossachs

October 2004

Photos from an autumnal drive in the Trossachs.

Loch Katrine

Loch Lomond
Arrochar Alps

Loch Arklet

Loch Ard

Alva Glen

October 2004
Walk up Alva Glen in the Ochil Hills to an impressive waterfall. The Ochils have many lovely glen walks - Mill Glen, and Dollar Glen are a couple of other examples.

View down Alva Glen

The main waterfall

Monday, 26 October 2009

Loch Leven, Kinross

This morning I took an early morning walk by Loch Leven to see what bird life I could spot.

I spotted a group of swans flying over the loch, soon followed by a crow bursting out of the trees next to us in pursuit of a bird of prey. I shouldn't have bothered trying to get a photo, they were moving too fast, and should've watched them instead!

One of many gates to Kinross House

Large groups of geese flew overhead on a number of occasions and there was a large group also by the loch side. They took off at one point, and the sky filled with honking sounds.

There were numerous pheasants around. I walked over to one of the hides, and the path was blocked by three of them. I turned around and left them in peace.

The sun really brought out the autumnal colours on the trees. By the golf course the bright green of the fairways constrasted with the bordering autumn glow.

There were a great many pheasants in the grassland next to the path, up from the geese who were still at the loch shore.

Pheasants landing

A grey heron made a close fly-past, the large wingspan making it unmissable.

Heron approaches

A swan fly-past

There were many ducks bobbing along on the loch and I wish I had taken my binoculars for a closer view. As I had my camera to try and operate while I was also holding my dog's lead and trying to stop him pulling me just as I take the photos (I didn't have the heart to leave him at home on such a glorious morning!), I was running out of hands. I'll have to go back another morning with the bins and get a closer look at the birdlife on the loch.

View across the loch to the Ochil Hills

Friday, 23 October 2009

Glen Devon Reservoirs

February 2004
We walked to the Upper Glen Devon reservoir on a beautiful clear winter's day with snow all around, although I can't begin to tell you how cold it felt! The wind cut through our layers and the snowy spindrift blew around.

Cold, cold, cold!