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The Bonnie Purple Heather

By moiral
Evening all. Have just spent a few days touring the Lochaber area. Absolutely breathtaking scenery. This is a view looking up Glen Coe, with some bonnie purple heather in the foreground. The bonnie purple heather matches my now not so bonnie purple foot!
Being the smart ass that I usually am, I was busy wittering to my sister, and terrorising her with tales of adders hidden in heather. I decided to leap over the heather to take a different view with the inclusion of the heather. The piece of grass I thought I was going to land on, had nothing underneath it, so my foot twisted inwards and I landed right on the side of my ankle. I now have a foot twice the size it should be. It sports a wide variety of colours ranging from purple through to black, which reaches from my toes to heel. I cannot walk comfortably without an ankle support and have torn a ligment in my foot. Let me assure you that purple heather is definitely not lucky. Oh and my sister did help me up, and assisted me back up the slope to the car park - after she took photos of my face seriously distorted in pain!
Will catch up over the next day or two.

Tags: Landscape and travel Glen Coe Lochaber

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Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
9 Jul 2012 8:56PM
I do hope we get to see those alternative imagesTongueGrin A wonderful view from where you are, love that purple heather, bonnie lassie.

SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 9:06PM
Firstly OUCH, do take care and secondly a super image.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 9:34PM
So more colourful reminders of your holiday than you planned for WinkWink
Lovely capture - and no rain - wow SmileSmileSmile
9 Jul 2012 10:16PM
Super composition Moira,
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 10:24PM
Stop moaning Moira, and just admire this wonderful scene...
was worth it all and just think a matching coloured ankle to the heather...bless!
great shot,
speak end of week...Venice was great and sunny too
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
9 Jul 2012 10:27PM
What a tale of woe Moira - I do hope you will soon be on two feet again - you really must look before you leap!
The winding road taking us through the glen makes this a very pleasant image.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
9 Jul 2012 10:51PM
Sorry to hear of your accident, Moira......must have put a dampener on the holiday.
But what a fine shot down the Glen with that heather there to remind you of what you'd rather forget.
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 11:01PM
Brilliant comp moira wonderful colours and detail a stunner sorry about your foot hope your on the mend soon Wink
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
9 Jul 2012 11:08PM
I will believe your tale of woe Moira.
Nothing to do with your hip flask of Disaronno you carry about I suppose !!
Super shot.
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
10 Jul 2012 2:24AM
Well worth the effort and pain,,very nice, beautiful place.

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 5:08AM
Oops! Sorry to hear about the foot. Lovely image though, so maybe it was worth it?
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
10 Jul 2012 5:47AM

Quote:I do hope we get to see those alternative imagesTongueGrin A wonderful view from where you are, love that purple heather, bonnie lassie.


A beautiful image, Moira, but sorry to hear that you ended up with a matching foot GrinSad Carol
Ray42 13 3 England
10 Jul 2012 6:56AM

Quote:Oops! Sorry to hear about the foot. Lovely image though, so maybe it was worth it?

My thoughts too - like the heather lead in - it works very well
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 8:02AM
What a wonderful looking place .
And thanks for your narrative ...Wink
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 8:04AM
Oh dear, that is suffering for your artSad A beautiful comp though Moira with that heather in the foreground.
10 Jul 2012 8:21AM
Ooooch Moira I know the feeling, I tend to carry a pole or my tripod to support me as I walk gingerly on the tussock grass of Scottish hills. Hope you managed the train journey as planned?


it's good to see the purple heather coming out, quite early really for the glens.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
10 Jul 2012 11:12AM
Well, you silly girl, Moira! That'll teach you to look before you leap Wink Hope you're soon on the mend and up 'n' about again.
A wonderful capture of the beautiful scenery in that area...I just want to be there and wander along that path (but not through the heather!) Smile
Trev Smile
jennyk 13 Scotland
10 Jul 2012 12:13PM
Gorgeous photo does Scotland proud!!! Epic shot love it
10 Jul 2012 1:59PM
Poor old you hope you get better soon,beautiful scene though..Lin
Growmore 12 4 3 England
10 Jul 2012 7:11PM
Sorry but it's your own fault Moira we are getting older so you must slow down and be more cautious we can still do what we like but a bit slower, i carry a staff to probe with on the marsh or you end up in a dyke. Been out on the marsh this morning and got a bloody good soaking in the rain, i think summer is lost. As for your landscape shot it' very beautiful and lovely work.

NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
11 Jul 2012 10:17PM
Leaping about at your age ,serves you right Tongue hope it mends soon ,worth it for the shot .Smile
Frase 13 Scotland
12 Jul 2012 10:23PM
Great shot.
Love this part of Scotland , its so beautiful.
Hope you have a speedy recovery .

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