Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: purple

Heather-clad hills in the distance and rosebay willowherb flowering in the foreground near Broughton in the Scottish Borders.



14 thoughts on “Friday photo: purple

  1. Well, that is a beautiful shot…… heather on the hills is such a lovely color. Willowherb is also nice. I have not heard of that before. It is raining like crazy here today with mist all around the mountains. We were right in the viewing path of the recent eclipse and, thankfully, no rain on that day.


      1. You’re most welcome Lorna 🙂
        My aplogies for taking so long to get back to you, I’ve started a photography course, and everything has been a wee bit hectic over the last two or three weeks.


      2. It is strange to be back at college Lorna, I’m the oldest in our group by about 25 years! Lol! But it’s good fun, and gradually I’m beginning to learn some new stuff. Teaching has certainly changed since my day, it appears you are almost given a title of that day’s coursework, and then meant to do the rest yourself, all I can say, is, thank god we have ‘You Tube’ nowadays! Lol! 🙂


    1. Thank you. I would say August is the best month to see the heather here. I took this picture on 17 August in the south-east of the country, and it looked to me to be pretty much at its best. Usually, the further north you go the later things happen, so late August might be best for heather in the highlands. Having said that, I was in Aberdeenshire the week before I took this picture and the heather was looking good there then.

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      1. I have only ever visited Scotland in the early and late Spring. I would so much love to see the heather in bloom. We might have to consider taking our next trip later in the year.


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