Summer 2015

An assortment

Sunset over the Southern Highlands, from Bannockburn
Sunset over the Southern Highlands, from Bannockburn, 3rd June 2015

Falls of Clyde - Corra Linn
Corra Linn, the middle, and largest, of the Falls of Clyde. 7th June 2015

Oak marble galls
Oak marble galls - each one hosts or hosted an individual wasp larva. 7th June 2015

Blue Banks, River Teith
Blue Banks, River Teith
A summer evening at Blue Banks, River Teith, 9th June 2015

Green Hairstreak butterfly
Green Hairstreak butterfly, apparently Britain's only green butterfly, 10th June 2015

Blank, South Slabs, Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran
Dad on the middle pitch of 'Blank', South Slabs, Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran, 10th June 2015

Pockets and a thread in Arran granite
Pockets and a thread in Arran granite, 10th June 2015

Blank, South Slabs, Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran
On the upper section of 'Blank', South Slabs, Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran, 10th June 2015 (photo Cam Forrest)

Adder swimming in Glenrosa Water
I couldn't resist having a quick swim in a pool in the Glenrosa water on the way down. After jumping in twice and swimming around in the pool, I noticed an I had not been swimming alone! (10th June 2015)

Addre basking on granite slab by Glenrosa water
The young adder was only as long as my hand, and seemed to be caught in an eddy below the small waterfall which fed the pool. It was washing round and round, swimming hard, but not breaking free - and frequently being sucked under in mini-whirlpools. After deciding it was probably not getting out itself, I fished it out with my climbing helmet and left it on the granite slabs in the sun, to warm up. It didn't move much at first, but as I dried and got dressed it gradually perked up, until it rose a little and faced me as I took photos. Yes, my camera has good zoom! (10th June 2015)


On Ben A'an
On Ben A'an, evening of 23rd June 2015

Linn a' Chullaich by Comrie
Summer's here? A dip at Linn a' Chullaich, by Comrie, 27th June 2015

Wildfowers in road verge
Wildflowers in the road verge near Bannockburn, 12th July 2015

Stinkhorn fungus eggs
Stinkorn fungus 'eggs', 12th July 2015

Swimming in Teith at DouneSwimming in Teith at Doune
Swimming in the River Teith at Doune, evening of 15th July 2015

Romantic evening
Romantic evening, 15th July 2015

Dragonfly
Dragonfly, 24th July 2015

Glencoe from the foot of the Pink Rib, Beinn a'Chrulaiste
Glencoe from the foot of the Pink Rib, Beinn a'Chrulaiste, 25th July 2015

Isla on the Pink Rib, Beinn a'Chrulaiste
Isla on the Pink Rib, Beinn a'Chrulaiste, 25th July 2015

Rannoch Moor necromancy
Rannoch Moor necromancy, 25th July 2015

River Etive - JenRiver Etive - Jen
Plunging into the River Etive, 25th July 2015

Ladybird on thistle
A ladybird on a thistle, Lindisfarne, 1st August 2015

Lindisfarne fossils
Fossils, Lindisfarne, 1st August 2015

Cinnabar Moth caterpillar on ragwort
Cinnabar Moth caterpillar on ragwort, Lindisfarne, 1st August 2015

Dun Coillich
Freya on Dłn Coillich; Schiehallion and the Glen Lyon hills behind, 7th August 2015

Soldier's Leap gorge, River Garry, by Killiecrankie
Swimming in the gorge below the Soldier's Leap, River Garry, by Killiecrankie, 9th August 2015

Making stick bread
Making stick bread, 9th August 2015

River Garry, by Killiecrankie
Swimming in the River Garry, by Killiecrankie, 9th August 2015

Earthstar
Earthstar, Bridge of Allan, 11th August 2015

Common Lizard
Common Lizard, Flanders Moss, 11th August 2015

We had a long weekend on the Isle of Mull:

Knockvologan
Carsaig
Loch Scridain from Ben Buie
Goat


Finnich Glen
Heading into Finnich Glen, 23rd August 2015 (photo by Drew Taylor)

Finnich Glen
The upper gorge of Finnich Glen, 23rd August 2015

Finnich Glen
In the depths of Finnich Glen, 23rd August 2015

Finnich Glen
Jen and Aileen on the last waterfall before the Devil's Pulpit steps, Finnich Glen, 23rd August 2015

DunCarron Village
DunCarron Village
At DunCarron Medieval Village, 29th August 2015

Caerketton Hill, Pentland Hills, Edinburgh
Ascending Caerketton Hill, in the Pentland Hills. Edinburgh, Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat in the background, 30th August 2015

Allermuir Hill, Pentland Hills
Allermuir Hill, in the Pentland Hills, 30th August 2015





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