A temporary collection of stones to study from a water course in the Cairngorms.

“The Cairngorms Mountains are a mass of granite thrust up through the schists

and gneiss that form the lower surrounding hills, planed down by the ice cap,

and split, shattered and scooped by frost, glaciers and the strength of running

water. Theor physiognomy is in the geography books- so many square miles of

area, so many lochs, so many summits of over 4000 feet- but this is a phallid

simulacrum of their reality, which, like every reality that matters ultimately to

human beings, is the reality of the mind”