Bluebell Wood, Onich, Argyll ( Pancreatic Cancer Enhanced Recovery Programme - Glasgow Royal Infirmary )
I have passed through Onich many many times, normally on my way to Fort William, or further afield to Skye or the outer Isles. Rarely have I ever stopped, except once years ago when I photographed a crofter right beside the main road, cutting his hay with a scythe. Sadly, such sights are rare today, and it was easier to pull over then as the road was much quieter. You could stop when and where you liked, and people were only too happy to talk and let you photograph them at work.
On this occasion I had been asked to photograph some holiday cottages, which were situated high above Onich, barely five minutes off the main road. Having never been there before, I was astonished by the view. It included the towering hills on the south end of Glencoe, and a stunning vista across Loch Leven down towards the Lynne of Lorne and Castle Stalker. It was classic west coast scenery.
The jewel in the crown however, was when I eventually ventured up into the woodland area and discovered this magnificent carpet of bluebells, lying beneath some scattered old alder trees, with a backdrop of hills