We are so grateful to hike in the National Park and breathe the mountain air. The higher ground is covered in snow, adding to the freshness. Ground-nesting birds rest on cushions of grass and moss, beneath the heather. We stick to the trails and pace ourselves.
Further ahead, young trees and seedlings are slowly re-greening the hills. For the first time since we moved here, neighbouring land managers and conservation groups are working together to create one seamless, natural landscape. A landscape for the wildlife, and for the people who live and walk here too.
a cuckoo’s call
flowing in and out
of the forest
© Xenia Tran
We are very excited to see the beginnings of Cairngorms Connect, the biggest and boldest conservation project in this area so far.
Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,
with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 500, f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400 and f/5.6 – 1/1600 s – ISO 400.
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