Monday, 25 January 2010

Loch Glascarnoch



Niels has spent a lot of time recently working, and that, combined with the snow has meant less walking than usual. However yesterday we really did need to get out, stretch our legs, and run around in the cold winter air.
Loch glascarnoch is roughly 10 miles from our house on the main A835 road into Inverness.
 
Sometimes loch glascarnoch looks like this. This was in November. The colour scheme can best be described as ginger. I stopped the car on that particular day


to take a picture of two whooper swans on the loch. They were a long way off and I agree rather than swans they look like a couple of empty plastic milk containers! I liked the way the cloud had fallen out of the sky and arranged itself so tastefully just above the water.

There were no swans yesterday, and the clouds had retreated - though only just. The surrounding hills took on a stripey appearance as the snow remains undecided whether to stay or to go,


and the water was cold and icy, the swans had made a wise decision.
Loch glascarnoch can be described as dreary, bleak and treeless and indeed sometimes it is, but like many places it can be greatly improved by the weather!

last autumn it looked magnificent. You can just see the track at the bottom of the hill we followed yesterday

But even in winter when it's overcast and the light is fading

there is much to see that is beautiful. Wonderful patterns and shapes and light and colours

muted pink and blue opaque ice, it seems to absorb any colour there might be from the surrounding hills and sky



It's such a vast and empty landscape. It's impossible to convey in photos.  I often feel very small when I'm in it.

5 comments:

S. Etole said...

what beauty you have shown us ...

annie hoff said...

Yes it's truly beautiful - I just gaze in wonder at it all.

Jade Walker said...

My husband and I are currently saving up for a 2012 move to Ullapool. Your blog is making the wait easier to bear. Thank you for posting such lovely entries and pictures. I look forward to reading more in the future.

annie hoff said...

Hello Jade
It took us four years to get here and we've never once regretted it. You'll love it. Feel free to email if you wish. Good luck with it all.

blog-cristinartecolore said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with the rest of the world...I quite feel as if I had a personal window in the North of Scoyland...
Colours are so fascinating I am trying to put them in my watercolour...
Ciao da Cristina
P-S. thank you for passing by...

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