Monday 21 February 2011

A day off

Yesterday afternoon, we ran walked slowly up the hill behind our house.
 We took lots of rests on the way - to take photos I said, not because I needed to get my breath back.  We looked down on our neighbours, figuratively speaking that is
 There's a peace up in the hills, Not a tin of paint anywhere to be seen, nor a paintbrush, nor planks of wood flooring waiting to be laid nor even a shower room floor needing to be fixed - just silence and views. An incredible feeling of being in another world where house jobs are unimportant and can wait until tomorrow.
 Once there was a forest up here
 gnarled old tree roots, some thousand years old I've been told, litter the ground
Tree monsters frozen in time, some sad
others happier, enjoying the late afternoon sun
At the top we look over to the amazing An Teallach. Did I really get up there last spring! I did, and I really really want to go back and complete the walk we didn't finish. This is a mountain that truly is worth making the effort for - need to eat less and exercise  more
Snow still  stays  on the mountain tops

I should have put the wide angle lens on the camera, instead I took a lens I normally use for close up pictures. A reason to  come back, and all it takes is walking out of the front door and going upwards,  but first I must finish painting the stairwell!


S. Etole said...

What an incredible view ...

Dartford Warbler said...

What stunning photographs of the snow topped mountains. You live in the most beautiful place. How amazing that those tree roots have not rotted away.

annie hoff said...

I think the tree roots survive because they have been buried in peat bog for hundreds of years.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos and stunning views.

Lucille said...

What a reward for doing the housework. And you've got the sun!

old_black said...

I am just amazed by that environment and your wonderful pictures which make it a reality for me. I spent last weekend in the "mountains" near Sydney Australia, and I thought some views were spectacular, but they pale into insignificance by comparison with your images.

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