Saturday, 10 October 2015

October Landscapes

Some clear skies, low but warm sun, and the colours of bracken and heather in the hills make October the best month for anyone who enjoys taking photographs in west Highland landscapes. The last few days have been wonderful, illustrated by further pictures taken from around Beinn Buidhe on Wednesday.

This one looks down into the houses at the east end of Portuairk township and across to Sanna and the Cat's Face, while the peak to the right is Meall Sanna.

The well boat Ronja Commander rounds Ardnamurchan Point, with the Cairns of Coll just visible along the horizon.

Grigadale Farmhouse and Loch Grigadale seen from the flanks of Beinn Buidhe, with the heather-covered hill around Druim na Claise, beyond which is the northwest corner of Mull and, in the far distance, the Treshnish Islands.

Then there are the sunrises, which continue to be spectacular, this one yesterday. As if the morning skies weren't enough, last night saw further aurora activity, though clouds obscured most of it.

Finally, one doesn't have to take to the hills to make pictures. This is a homely view of Ormsaigbeg, looking across Craigard croft to Ben Hiant.

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