Thanks, Fg.....some stunning scenery in that area. I spent some of my honeymoon in the Crianlarich/Callander area.
It's a gorgeous area David - but I'm possibly slightly biased.....
That hill I was on isn't high, or terribly thrilling in itself, but the views are just amazing, especially as the cairn, and therefore the view of Arrochar, is slightly hidden as you approach. I had one of the best walks I've ever had - and I've done all the Munros you can see in that panoramic. I could happily have spent several hours up there
You can do the hill across from it in a longer horseshoe walk - it's a good excuse to go back though
You're right, it is amazing, Fg......I wondered what the potential for wildlife shots are? I do know about computer screen's red- squirrel of course.
Gotta love the ol' red squirrel David
Buzzards and skylarks a'plenty, and the all powerful ravens and crows. I got a couple of raven pix but they dive out of sight as soon as you want them to stop and stay
Sheep, sheep and more sheep and Hielan' coos in the glens if you're in an estate. Plenty of those at the farm where that walk starts. not really wildlife I suppose - unless you poke them with a sharp stick
Some areas are real golden eagle country - that's the one thing I want see before I pop my clogs. Perthshire is good for them but I've yet to see one. The northern highlands are better. Mountain hares - some hills have high populations. Grouse - late summer on the heathery hills is a good time for those, but they're pretty common. Woodcock - even at summits. Gave me a fright one day on one of the Orchy hills as they appeared out of the clag! I've seen a capercaillie up at the Lawers hills. They're very rare, but that's one area they thrive.
Lots of butterflies and dragonflies at various points in the year on most hills - getting the right weather is the biggest issue!
After many depredations by the great spotted woodpeckers and old age, my apple tree finally fell down! In its place I have just planted a prunus yedoensis pendula rubra in the hope it may flower before I likewise expire!
Wow, Fairy, what stunning photos. Thank you for sharing.
Oh what a shame badger boy, looks a lovely shaped tree.
My pleasure lily
Been sorting them into a folder ( promised myself I'd do it each time I take new pix)
Liked this one of Ben Lomond - with a moody sky and the two Munros at Strathearn just showing on her left
and she's here on the right hand side of this panorama
I love that pic David. You can never have too many 'bee' shots
My jaunt today - a date with two Bens ... ...Beinn Bhreac and Ben Reoch
Scoured snowy bits near the summit of Bhreac
My fairy footsteps
first summit with a conveniently positioned raven
looking south down Loch Lomond from the trig
summit of Ben Reoch looking back to Bhreac
panoramic across to Arrochar Alps, and Crianlarich hills. Loch Long on the left, Loch Lomond on the right
the Queen of the Hills - Ben Lui , the snowy 'cone' in the middle of pic
Looking over to the Luss hills on the descent - getting the hand of the timer pix. Pity I hadn't moved the ruckie ...
'you lookin' at me?'..
Love the flower and bee photo David.
Fairy, stunning pics, thank you for sharing. Love the last pic