You will see in my next blog that I have decided to embark on an image a day project for the duration of the Coronavirus Lock Down. So, for the next weeks, months, who knows, I will not be discussing the options and my choice of image for Image of the Week in as much detail as normal.
I have been doing a walk each day at Sgianadin, near Broadford on the Isle of Skye. The path threads its way through moorland, forest and shorelines and offers panoramic sea views looking back to the mainland vistas of Kyle of Lochalsh, the Five Sisters of Kintail and Applecross. The Islands of Scalpay, Raasay and Pabay are also close by.
There is a part of the walk where we climb through a dark and often damp woodland. The moss provides a spongy surface to the woodland floor and the lichen and moss adorn the trees branches. At this time of year, before the leaves return to the trees, the trunks and branches give a sense of the architecture of our woodlands. I refer to this part of our tramp as the ‘Fairy Glen’ – named after a more famous version in the north of the Island, on the Trotternish Peninsula near Uig. At ‘my’ Fairy Glen the trees sparkle in the sunlight with the lichen adding to this effect. So this week’s Image of the Week is of this favourite spot: