Posted: 14/05/2017 at 07:32
Lovely pix steephill - yes, the Arrochar hills are still looking grand
I like that graveyard pic with the bluebells. Looks lovely for a walk too. The wild orchids will be out here soon - I always like seeing those on the hills.
What does that fruit (Geebung) taste like Pat? That orchid must be pretty sturdy to cope with that habitat. Nature's pretty astonishing when you think about it!
It was unexpected - that ptarmigan. I saw one wheeling around later on - presumably the same one. No sign of another one. Usually you'd see a few together. He was clearly a youngster, and just toddled aound, hunkering down till I'd gone. The camouflage is incredible. I remember being on the summit ridge to Bidean nam Bian's summit, and seeing some movement out the corner of my eye. Couple of them there. You'd never have seen them if they hadn't moved.