The Corgarff Games take place mid-June, with the pipe band, terrier racing, whisky…
It’s a beautiful time of year to be up with the heather starting to come out and the rhododendrons in full bloom.
— photos by Harry Walker.
It’s amazing looking back through the photographs on this blog, and seeing how much the seasons vary from year to year. In 2015, Easter fell on the first weekend of April — there was toad spawn, spring flowers and a picnic by the riverside. As the (second) ‘Beast from the East’ sweeps in, it’s funny to think that April is just a couple of weeks away.
We have had so many of those marvellous Alpine days lately, with warm sunshine and beautiful fresh snow. It’s ideal for skiing, especially because we are next door to the Lecht, and can be first on the slopes — last week we were the only ones there for an hour.
Late last year, a stretch across the Don River was cleared, so now we can see Luib bridge and the Milton cottage from the house. A new view for a new year!
** SOUND ON TO HEAR THE GROUSE! **
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… 1,229 miles later … and I’m back home — via the snowy Highlands and the even snowier Midlands. This spot on the Old Military Road nr Glenshiel is always so beautiful, I stopped to take a little video (sound on to hear the grouse) … almost enough to make me want to jump straight back into the Ford Focus and nip back up for another sunrise! #RoadTrip #FordFocus #LoveScotland #Gairnshiel #A939 #OldMilitaryRoad
For all the dreich weather in the lead up to Christmas, all was forgiven on Boxing Day when the clouds parted and the sun shone down on us all as we yomped out to the birch wood to work-off Christmas Day dinner!