Scotland, July 2006.
I was driving around Scotland last year when I came across this grey brick wall, against which were the roses and the purple flowers you see (does anyone know what type of flower it is?).
I loved Scotland and it remined me a lot of New Zealand (another beautiful country). I didn’t spend that much time there but my lasting impressions are of rolling hills, lochs, pockets of friendly people in small, quaint towns and lots of rain. Although it was Summer, I don’t consider ‘colourful’ to be an adjective for the Scottish landscape (but I still think it’s a beautiful place).
This photo is a good reflection of what Scotland is to me. There is a certain uniformity to what I saw, implying repetition and dullness, but there are lots of instances of beauty if you take a moment to look properly. I think the raindrops on the leaves reflects the rainy climate perfectly. Although the leaves were a deep, lush green, I chose to have this as a monochrome image to really highlight the vibrant colours of the flowers.