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Life on the Edge

The story started back in April when Helen imagined her tree living on the edge of a cliff and painted her picture —

I love this one – so fragile – so beautiful —

Then last Sunday we found ourselves parked with the Yeti on the roadside in Braes of Foss territory opposite Schiehallion —

Helen took off up the braes walking Loki on the lead and was truly stunned to find a tree on the edge – much like her painting!
No worries – with blue skies -dry roads – and the wife off at work – what more could a dutiful husband do than get the bike out and go take a few shots of the fabled tree —
Truly magic!
and a great place for a picnic amongst the rocks —

My total of Brownie Points earned so far this year has just gone off the scale 😔

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2022 in out and about

 

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Heading for Schiehallion and Loch Rannoch —

Shiehallion is easy enough to reach as it’s possible to see it’s Benachie Bap silhouette from many miles away —

No worries for we had found a lovely spot for a picnic on the south shore only a few miles in –

Loki loved it and went fishing fast as you like —
while the old boy behaved like an ‘old boy’ for once —
Loki surprised both Helen and I when he came out of the water with a trout in his mouth —
More so because we had just been told by a passing Ranger that the wild brownies were scarce and difficult to catch —
Whatever – we had no idea if it was dead or alive for as soon as we tried to get it from him he forgot his Basic Training and swallowed it whole!
Seasons are later this far north into the wilds and it’s primrose time here —
and a few violets were showing amongst the wood anemones along the shore —
They obviously exist on next to nothing on that pebbly beach —
A straggly Scots Pine on the roadside —
and another in the churchyard with the obligatory yew fills the tree quotient —
A hidden view of the falls from an old stone bridge was a must —
as I rode a trials bike up there on occasion when it was used as an Observed Section in the Aberfeldy Two Day Trials many years ago —
Point the camera at Schiehallion is what I was waving my ever-straight finger at.
I rode my bike up the front of that one too – all 1083mts of her —
while the bold Helen was engrossed in hillocks passing by on her side of the car —
but we got there – and back – without too much drama 😎
 
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Posted by on May 17, 2022 in out and about

 

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