Busy Bees

I love this time of the year when the bees are mobbing the rhododendrons and are so absorbed by their nectar gathering that they pay no attention to a lens just a few inches away.

Elephant Hawk Moth

I saw this striking, large pink and brown moth on a wall in our garden one early June evening. It's an Elephant Hawk Moth, a nighttime nectar feeder that is said to hover outside of its chosen flower, feeding like a hummingbird.

Croft Head and back

I've been getting back into running and this route to Croft Head and back from Moffat is one I've been building up to. Probably not the best time to do it with the roasting weather, and my calves are really feeling it now, but worth it for the views. …

bike ride via eskdalemuir

The Moffat and Eskdalemuir loop is one of my favourite cycle rides. It's 102 km with 1800 metres of climbing so pretty hard work on the legs, but the roads are quiet and the scenery you pass by is sublime.

Sunbeams over Moffat

After a wild day of high wind and torrential rain, some spectacular skies.

Treeline, hills and cloudy sky.

The hills are to the south east, rising above the A708 Moffat to Selkirk road. To the left is 'Broken Back', and to the right, Croft Head.


After the first meaningful rain in weeks, primroses bloom in the forests above Moffat.