Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Glen Affric and its mystical misty islands

I smiled to myself at this scene deep in Glen Affric. The ancient white weather beaten tree trunk stands on a small knoll beside Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin in a circle of younger silver birches. I thought it looked like some aged prophet surrounded by its followers, or a mystical circle with the tree wizard reaching for the sky. Anyone else notice this sight before ? I can only imagine the birch trees were planted intentionally in the circle.

However it was the mystical misty islands in the centre of the loch that really caught my attention.

They inspired this surrealistic painting.

Glen Affric is a magical place to visit if the atmosphere is right.

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