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Friday, 22 April 2011

Frosted Top

Fencepost of the Week #15

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Green Lestes

Wildlife Wednesdays #15

Green Lestes - Lestes sponsa

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Olive Grove

Tree-fetish Tuesday #15

Something from warmer climes today - olive trees from Andalusia.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Bog Beacon

Monday Mushroom #15

Bog Beacon - Mitrula paludosa

Bog Beacon - Mitrula paludosa

I was really excited to find Bog Beacon growing in a ditch on the way to Benmore and Kilmun Paths Group meeting at Uig Hall tonight. I had never seen this species of fungus before, but recognised it instantly from having picked it many times while playing a computer game called Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. 

One of the really nice features of this game is detailed and fairly accurate models of many species of plant typical of temperate, northern hemisphere - many of the species are named and placed in appropriate habitats, so you can actually carry identifiaction skills gained in the game through to real life! 

Here is the Oblivion wiki page for Bog Beacon:

I will need to return to the ditch in better lighting conditions to get some better photos.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Smoky Sunset

Scenic Sundays #12

Looking up the glen from Ballochyle towards Clachaig. Balagowan is visible center frame.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Heavy Weathering

Fencepost of the Week #14

Can you guess the direction of the prevailing wind on this mountain pass?

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Hanging Around

Wildlife Wednesdays #14

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Monday, 11 April 2011


Monday Mushroom #14

Lurid Bolette - Boletus luridus

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunset Over the Argyll Hills

Scenic Sundays #11

Looking north-east from Dun Luchach, over the shoulder of A'Chruach, Loch Eck, Gen Finnart, towards the greater Argyll hills in the distance.

This is a panoramic view from the same spot. The close up is at about 1/4 of the way in from the right edge of the panorama. Beinn Mhor, Clach Bheinn and Beinn Ruadh are the three high points at  the left, center-left and right edge of the image.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Dark and Jagged

Fencepost of the Week #13

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Wildlife Wednesdays # 13

Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011


Monday Mushroom #13

Morel - Morchella esculenta
Morels emerge in the spring, and given how much they sell for, one would hope that they taste delicious. I have found them on a few occasions, but never eaten one.

Friday, 1 April 2011


Fencepost of the Week #12

The slug is down the front, left of center.