Heather in the Scottish Highlands

Along road B976 in Aberdeenshire, in the Scottish highlands, lies this beautiful valley. I don’t know its name (or even if it has one), but towards the end of summer, the heather turns purple, covering the hills in a stunning blanket of color. I was probably there about 3 weeks too soon, but, as you can see in this picture, there was already some purple around.

I find this place hauntingly beautiful. It is so different from other beautiful places such as mountains or forests. This is . . well . . . .  just different, but beautiful never the less. To me it represents one of the classic “views” of Scotland, rolling hills, no trees, heather . . . . and usually, rain. On this day, we had glorious weather however. Blue skies filled with white fluffy clouds, warm, sunshine . . . just perfect.

It was a favorite picnic place of my parents, both of whom have now passed away and whose ashes lie scattered in this beautiful valley . . . They are together again, for all eternity. . .

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  1. Flickr: Mark Ostrea August 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    Very nice view Albert! I like the HDR processing done here.

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