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  • Thanks, Fg.....some stunning scenery in that area. I spent some of my honeymoon in the Crianlarich/Callander area. image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,998

    It's a gorgeous area David - but I'm possibly slightly biased.....image

    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 image

    You can do the hill across from it in a longer horseshoe walk - it's a good excuse to go back though  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • 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. image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,998

    Gotta love the ol' red squirrel David  image

    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 image

    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 image

    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! 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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     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. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,998

    My pleasure lily  image

    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 

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1576_zps1gzlwq7t.jpg

    and she's here on the right hand side of this panorama 

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1577_zpskhd0vd1q.jpg

     

     

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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     Busy bees. image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,998

    I love that pic David. You can never have too many 'bee' shots image

    My jaunt today - a date with two Bens ... image...Beinn Bhreac and Ben Reoch image

    Scoured snowy bits near the summit of Bhreac 

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1624_zpsqrloeger.jpg

    My fairy footsteps

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1628_zpsxounpmvy.jpg

     

    first summit with a conveniently positioned raven

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1626_zpsjwbicjlp.jpg

    looking south down Loch Lomond from the trig

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1630_zpsavedlz99.jpg

    summit of Ben Reoch looking back to Bhreac 

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1654_zpsjfxug5sh.jpg

     

    panoramic across to Arrochar Alps, and Crianlarich hills. Loch Long on the left, Loch Lomond on the right 

     

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1663_zpsvrd2zgkt.jpg

    the Queen of the Hills - Ben Lui , the snowy 'cone' in the middle of pic

     

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1662_zpshr38las1.jpg

    Looking over to the Luss hills on the descent - getting the hand of the timer pix. Pity I hadn't moved the ruckie ...

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1678_zpsy7wykfv9.jpg

    'you lookin' at me?'..

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1686_zpsoj1hrhir.jpg

     

     

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,308

    Love the flower and bee photo David.

    Fairy, stunning pics, thank you for sharing. Love the last picimage

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