Showing posts from July, 2015

Old Farm at Backlass

Old Farm at Backlass - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm Backlass is several miles beyond the end of the public road at Loch More. It is one of the more remote of the old farmsteads, and yet it was still inhabited less than a hundred years ago. The buildings may no longer be useful for humans, but they still serve a purpose for wildlife. Deer find shelter from the worst of the weather, and birds roost in the roofs. I saw a Barn Owl fly out of one of the open doorways. It was wonderful to see such a majestic bird gliding over the moorland. Location -