Farm in morning sun

A farm with a view, overlooking the Spey valley. The white dots in the foreground are sheep. I think this farm also has cattle, and grows some barley and oats. Most of the Spey valley is at too high an elevation for growing wheat, but the traditional Scottish grain crops do well, and of course the best of the barley goes for making whisky (along with - whisper it - barley from continental Europe).

The hill behind is called Ben Rinnes. On the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 a huge bonfire was lit on top of it, one of a chain of bonfires stretching from Land's End in the south to John O'Groats in the North. Think Lord of the Rings and the bonfires of Rohan, but without the snow and sadly without Viggo Mortensen.


  1. You had me until you said "without Viggo"

  2. for those who love Scotland like me such photo are a real pleasure


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