Monday 19 October 2009

A walk on the wild side

I've walked in this area before, but never ever tire of the amazing backdrop of mountains, and lochs.

My poor family walk with their fingers in their ears so they no longer have to listen to my droning on and on and on about the views and the colours and the breathtaking beauty of it all!

But it is isn't it.  It's beautiful and on our doorstep. We started the walk late in to the afternoon when the sun was already low in the sky

Our guest loved it too. Dear Helen we've bought her a strimmer so she can tackle the garden. She's keen to do some grouting too! But in the meantime she soaked up the glorious surroundings

They go on and on - a bit like me really. By this time the light was fading fast and the colours draining from the mountains.

I could hear a sniffing (it wasn't Niels)

it was this chap - you can barely see him! A seal that followed our little walking party, sniffing and looking vaguely interested. Unfortunately I had the wrong lens on the camera - this happens all of the time - and this was the closest close up I could manage.

And at the very end

beautifully camouflaged, this young stag, very curious about us. There was so little light left and I didn't want to use a flash, and in my rush to get a picture of him I pushed a few wrong buttons! The rutting season is almost at an end. The stags can be heard in the hills roaring at one another and strutting their stuff. We saw plenty of them on the drive home. They look so majestic and proud.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ann

Great Blog and great photography. I hope you don't mind but I have put a link on a post this afternoon!!

Love to you both, Jackie.

annie hoff said...

I don't mind at all Jackie! It's very kind of you. It was a beautiful walk and the scenery quite breath taking.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi! I'm dropping by from Jackie's blog and enjoyed looking around your blog. How spectacular your area is! I would not be able to stop talking about all that beauty if I lived there either, Ann.

All the best!


annie hoff said...

Thank you Pat for popping over to take a look at the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and in turn I shall gain a little insight into life in New York City, a place I have never visited - but who knows? maybe one day?

Em said...

Beautiful, breath-taking and perfect. We don't tire of your blog at all. Lots of love Em + Olek (Dan's away climbing) xxxx

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