Posted by: brigid benson | February 15, 2018

Many Rivers to Cross

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When hill and mountain snow begins to melt, rivers and burns become torrents. Summer’s trickling waterfalls become spectacular cascades.  So many reasons to love winter!

 

Posted by: brigid benson | January 10, 2018

Into the Woods!

When a bright, warm January day in the birch woods feels a little like summer!

Posted by: brigid benson | January 10, 2018

2018 A New Year

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‘The Way To Begin Is To Begin’

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Posted by: brigid benson | January 1, 2018

Music To My Soul!

 

My home made mini movie and just some of the places I find inspiration!  ❤️

 

Posted by: brigid benson | December 5, 2017

Wild Swans

Even on driechest days in the northwest highlands, there is magic.

Driech, among Scotland’s favourite words and meaning exactly what Scottish weather is supposed to do on still and grey and drizzly and rather weirdly  dankly magical days!

Pronounced like Greek!

On this particularly magnificent driech day, I encountered four wild swans, perhaps Whoopers, perhaps Bewicks. I am no expert!

The hill rang out to their call and wingbeat and I felt blessed to have chanced upon  these beautiful migrant visitors.

Here’s my mini movie of the moments, just 21 seconds long!

 

 

Posted by: brigid benson | July 17, 2017

9 Cygnets 9 Weeks Old

To celebrate Parks Week #loveparks 14-23 July, here’s a clip of the 9 beautiful cygnets at 9 weeks old in Liverpool’s magnificent Sefton Park, hand fed by Sue, a local teacher with whom the parents have formed a very special bond over recent years.

Posted by: brigid benson | July 12, 2017

Sultry sexy London on a hot summer’s night!

When it’s hot, hot, hot in London, it’s great to be up on the roof!

Here’s a glimpse of tube trains, roof gardens, the gherkin and even the dome of St Paul’s cathedral in just over 25 seconds!

Posted by: brigid benson | July 10, 2017

Return to Loch Broom, Ullapool

When the sea is silky rich with the reflections, and the CalMac ferry boat glides into Ullapool on Loch Broom in the northwest highlands. A favourite sight, just beautiful!

Posted by: brigid benson | July 10, 2017

When The Ferry Boat Comes In

Connecting mainland Scotland with the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the Ullapool Stornaway car ferry route operated by Caledonian MacBrayne sails 21 times a week. Each crossing takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The arrival of the ferry in the small fishing village of Ullapool is a major event.

Posted by: brigid benson | July 4, 2017

“Granny we can see your washing line!”

IMG_9032To the top of the Victorian castle on the banks of the River Ness in the Scottish highland capital, Inverness.

A fantastic new viewpoint, at the top of the tallest turret in the photo above, offers panoramic views of the city and out to sea across the Moray Firth.  It’s a relatively new attraction, and local people are making the most of seeing their city from this new perspective; across the castle turrets, over the River Ness, with the cathedral on the opposite bank of the river, and out to sea.

Apologies for the breezy sound but I have kept it because I love the comment a little girl makes to her granny!

If you want to experience these spectacular views, the  seasonal opening times are below.  Be warned though, the queue to the top of the tower is up a narrow staircase with rooms to visitor exhibitions off it. It can be a bit congested, even in quiet times. Only 10 people are allowed on the viewing platform at any time, it is accessed though a turnstile on the staircase. Not so bad when it’s quiet, but busy times will be more of a challenge.

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