After being laid low yesterday with yukky side effects from my first Covid shot, I’m feeling loads better today and fancied a walk to get some fresh air and sunshine – and of course my camera came too!
I got this lovely pic of Ben Wyvis still with a sprinkling of snow, taken from the Greig Street Bridge in Inverness. The mountain is actually about 35 miles away, so is not always as visible as this, but I really liked the way it both blends in blue with the water and the sky yet stands out edged in white all at the same time 🙂
Happy New Year from Inverness – the view across the Beauly Firth, Ben Wyvis, the Black Isle, and boats moored in Muirtown Basin taken this afternoon. It was chilly and grey, but at least it was dry and we were wrapped up warm, so we really enjoyed our brisk and bracing New Year’s Day walk 🙂
Ben Wyvis is a mountain that looms comfortably along the height of the horizon when looking north from Inverness – but you can only see it on a clear day! It sits 1046m (3432ft) above sea level and is actually about 35 miles away. Capturing it with blue skies and a beautiful blanket of snow creates a lovely backdrop for winter and spring photographs, although sometimes it simply blends in with the low-lying clouds or vanishes completely in the rain, wearing its own weathered cloak of invisibility 🙂
For this year’s A-Z I’m going to take you on a photographic tour of My Inverness, Past andPresent. I grew up in the local area, I went to school here and brought up my three children here, but I moved away to London for 18 years before returning home for good at the end of last summer.
P.S. My initial plan for my A-Z posts has necessarily been curtailed somewhat due to the current coronavirus pandemic, but we’ll get through the alphabet one way or another, however creative my use of subjects may have to be – so thank you for visiting Inverness with me, and I hope you enjoy our trip! 🙂
Ben Wyvis with its elevation of 1046m sits about 35 miles north of Inverness, and on a clear day can be seen framing the horizon – and it’s especially beautiful at this time of year with its crisp covering of snow. Taken this afternoon from the top of the castle hill, looking over the top of the buildings to the top of the mountain 🙂