You may remember that one of my photographs was the Week 43 Picture of the Week winner over at the geograph website. My reward was to pick the Week 44 winner from a shortlist of fifty images that were pre-selected from 3814 eligible submissions to the site.
At the top you can see the image that I put in third place. It was taken from the coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. The unusual vessel was specially designed to play a lead role in the construction of off-shore wind farms.
In second place I chose the following picture of a cock pheasant taken by an acquaintance of mine - Walter Baxter - who has snapped many wonderful photographs in The Scottish Borders:-
But the picture I chose as the overall winner was this lovely image of a woodland path near the village of Evanton in the Scottish Highland region. I admired the colours in this photograph and the fact that the path is on a ridge. You wonder where that path might be leading.