I’ve just returned home from a week visiting my mum in Scotland. On Friday I wrote in my letters about the autumn colours I saw on the motorway when I was driving up – mainly to do with roadworks and heavy traffic and with slightly negative thoughts, so today I would like to redress the balance and write about how glorious the colours were that I saw when we were out and about in the car.
It did rain a fair bit last week, but the bright colours shone through. We also had a few beautiful sunny days when the colours were absolutely magnificent, and seemed to glow. Unfortunately there never seemed to be the opportunity to stop and take photos, so I have just had to hold most of their beauty in my mind.
I did have one chance though, when driving through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on our way to visit my sister. We rounded a bend in the road, quite high above the waters of Loch Achray, and were presented with the most fabulous view of a loch which was as calm as a millpond and with the colours of autumn reflected on it. It was breathtaking, but there was nowhere to pull in and stop to take a picture. By the time a suitable parking spot came up the view was still lovely, but the amount of water we could see was much reduced because we had come down the hill. Here are the photos that I took. You can see the reflections in the water, but if you imagine being able to see twice as much water in the foreground, you might be able to appreciate how fantastic it looked.