Monday, 30 May 2016

Reds and Hoodies! Isle of Mull...16/04/2016

Reds being the delightful Red Deer seen as we drove to our accommodation in Pennyghael at the head of Loch Scridain.
Hooded Crows were also seen en-route and what a splendid looking Crow they are too! We were to see numerous during the week long stay!

The views along the way were totally awesome and breathtaking! Such vast and ever changing expanses of land were visible as we made our way along the ever changing road with it's twisting, straight, long and winding road.

 


 

 
You never know what is around the corner! Aren't they lovely?
 
 
Loch Scridain is a 15 km (9 mile) long sea loch.
 
To be continued after my short trip to Cornwall.....tis a hard life!
 
 
 

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Up the Ladder to the Roof...

You would need a good head for heights and nerves of steel to climb this ladder!
Spotted in Tobermory. The Church is called The Old Church.




Going up....

 
 
and up....
 
 
and up....
 
 
Made it!
 
 
Lyrics from the Supremes song Up the Ladder to the Roof spring to mind!

Don't you wanna go...
Up the ladder to the roof
Where we can see heaven much better
Up the ladder where we can be closer to heaven!
 
 
 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Loch Lomond - Oban - Isle of Mull! 15th-24th April 2016

Ye'll tak' the high road



and I'll tak the low road 






 And I'll be in Loch Lomond afore ye!






I know I have changed the lyrics but it fits the bill!

Loch Lomond is 39km long or 24 miles in old money and so breathtakingly picturesque! Given more time it would have been good to have taken in the scenery on one of the cruises on the Loch.


The weather was shall we say a little overcast on arrival though it brightened considerably later in the day.
 
 
Sunrise the following morning was a treat to watch as the sunlight slowly filtered over the Loch.
 


 
 
 
 
A few images of the 'wildlife' seen on what was too short a visit to loch Lomond.
 




 
A pair of Red-breasted Mergansers were spotted on the Loch early morning.
 
 
 
A few images taken on the way to Oban for the ferry over to the Isle of  Mull!
 
 

 
 
A few images taken at Oban whilst patiently and excitedly waiting for the Ferry!


 
 
Black Guillemot.....a few on the water were a welcome sighting!

 
From the ferry!


 
Almost there!

 
 
To be continued.
 
 
 
 
 




Monday, 9 May 2016

Bluebells and Butterflies! 08/05/2016

The Bluebell Wood........Felix Dennis

We walked within an ancient wood
Beside the Heart-of-England way
Where oak and beech and hazel stood,
Their leaves the pale shades of May.

By bole and bough, still black with rain,
The sunlight filtered where it would
Across a glowing, radiant stain—
We stood within a bluebell wood!

And stood and stood, both lost for words,
As all around the woodland rang
And echoed with the cries of birds
Who sang and sang and sang and sang…

My mind has marked that afternoon
To hoard against life’s stone and sling;
Should I go late, or I go soon,
The bluebells glow— the birds still sing.




It was a delightful walk around Chaddesley Woods on a very warm May morning!
http://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/reserves/chaddesley-woods


A few photographs to follow taken on the walk:

The sweet scent of the Bluebells filled the air!



 
 
Speckled Wood...how lovely to see these butterflies again!

 
Longhorn Moth
 
A group of Longhorn Moths dancing in the sunshine!

 
Bee-fly.
 
Me and my shadow
 
Bugle
 
Stitchwort
 
Buttercup
 
Orange-tip butterfly on Stitchwort


 
May is such a lovely month with all things bright and beautiful!