October in the Highlands


Loch Maree, Torridon, Scotland

Winter had still to arrive in this part of North West Scotland so we were still enjoying some rather grand weather in the mountains in mid October.  The heather had long gone, bracken browning and the surrounds still rather lush.

Tourist had all but vanished so we enjoyed a peaceful tour allowing us to pause at will in locations like this.

Expansive views along Loch Maree with the mighty Slioch, touched by cloud, on the edge of the Torridon Range and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

Found memories of some magical Scottish October days…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

22nd October

(C) David Oakes 2020

6 thoughts on “October in the Highlands

  1. A splendid autumn landscape. Do you know what the plants were that were providing that red reflection? If it were Minnesota, I’d be thinking sumac, but it looks too low and too dense for that. I tried clicking on the photo for an enlarged view, but it wasn’t available. Are you using the new block editor? If so,do you like it?


    • You may get two replies….I had sent a reply on my phone, but I don’t see it now that I have logged into my main PC. So here goes again. The colour is from Bracken. It had been an unusually dry and hot period, so the bracken had dried as it died and was able to hang arround and mature!. Always produce bright reddish brown fronds, usually more brown than red in tone…. if it rains very dark brown. But this particular year in the sunshine they really shone. Much maligned as in invasive weed but I rather like them. What I don’t like is the Block Editor. What was a simple task is now more difficult and slower. One of my biggest hates is how slow the process of Categories and Tabs menus. I am getting more familiar to using it but don’t like it

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  2. So beautiful. Your posts make me ache to be able to travel again. My small square of land is lovely in autumn, but I so wish I could wander and take in a larger landscape. I can’t wait for that day!


    • I am glad the posts work for you…… I have been trying to create both memories of past times as well as aspirations for when times get better, more normal. I post these image each morning…. then I try to post images from the here and now in the evenings. But I admit that whilst we do have some great countryside around us, countryside that is always changing with the seasons and weather, I do long to be free to travel further afield and enjoy a more varied landscape diet 🙂

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