Photos: Colours of Autumn (on the Road South, to Higham Hall)

There’s a parking spot on the road next to Loch Oich (between Invergarry and the Laggan swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal) where I often stop to take photos of the trees on either side. The regimented rows of the plantation on one side, with light from behind, and relaxed gathering with dark trunks on the other.

Autumn trees Dark trunks
Autumn trees pines
Autumn trees Dark trunks
Autumn trees Dark trunks
Autumn trees Dark trunks

The next is the much-photographed stretch of road through Glen Coe, which in November wears shades of earthy greens, yellows, browns (that these photos don’t do justice to).

Glen Coe in Autumn
Glencoe
Glen Coe in Autumn
Glencoe
Glen Coe in Autumn
Glencoe

Heading from Carlisle to Higham Hall, I head to Upfront Gallery and Puppet Theatre for a coffee, then use random minor roads heading west knowing that at some point I’ll hit a main road again. I’ve met this determined tree before, but still don’t know how to deliberately find it.

Solitary blownover tree in Lake District
Somewhere on a road less travelled in the Lake District
Higham Hall roadsign
Autumn trees near Higham Hall
The leafy lane to Higham Hall
Higham Hall art studio notice
Art studio at Higham
Higham Hall art studio
At the end of the first session of this November’s Higham workshop, during which we painted what would become a background in the next session.

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