Monday, 28 November 2011

The Trossachs and Loch Katrine (continued)

If anyone was wondering where I have been and why I have not posted for a while, it is because I was on “garden Leave” at my work. I thought garden leave was supposed to be "take it easy time" and unwind before finishing for good, but nope, for me, it was not to be. It feels like the company wanted me to dig their garden before leaving, which I did because I was always a conscientious worker. Im no longer a worker as I left at the weekend and now for the first time in many a year I think Monday’s are wonderful :-D

To get back on track, I will continue with my photographic tour of Loch Katrine.

Sadly, autumn has not turned to a bleak wet winter but there was the odd nice day before the mist descended. After passing the boathouse, there are one or two unusual trees beside the loch side. I was attracted to this view with Ben Lomond in the Background

So I painted it too

Try as I might ..I just couldn’t get an inspirational composition from these old trees, so they are a picture yet to paint.

Ben Lomond looks lovely across the loch with a little sprinkling of snow on its summit.

As do the Arrochar Alps from this view point.


Douglas Wilcox said...

Hi Donald, Snap! I got my P45 today! I just wish my knees were in better shape to make use of the time. My left knee dislocated in the toilet of the plane coming back from Taiwan. If it wasn't so sore it would have been funny!


Donny Wilcox said...

Hi Douglas, Im happy to hear you got your early retirement too :-D

Hopefully come the better weather we can have a few more boating adventures together.

Im planning on spending a good part of my lazy time, not on day trips but longer extended trips like our Arisaig journey.

Im making a newer and better boat tent in anticipation as we type :-D

I also intend taking my paints by boat, to remote places like Loch Etive and just sit in the sun by the loch side, soak in the atmosphere, and put it on paper via plein air painting style :-D

Perhaps you could try your hand at that saves on knee wear and is very enjoyable and relaxing.