|Strathspey, August 3|
Finally, a sunny day! July was cold, wet, windy and dark. Sunshine was rare. Only the richness of the flowers and grasses showed that it was summer. August began much the same but on the 3rd the skies turned blue, the clouds white and the sun shone. A strong gusty wind kept the temperature down but there was still some warmth. It felt like a summer's day. Away to the south there more clouds over the high mountains but even their slopes shone bright at times.
|View to the Cairngorms, August 3|
Wandering the fields and woods I relished the warm air on my skin, the brightness shining in my eyes. The colours of the world were more intense and alive. Flowers glowed, leaves sparkled, tree bark shone. It felt like summer.
The forecast for the coming days is mixed - much cloud, some rain, some sun, high winds. We'll see.
|Looking to the Hills of Cromdale, August 3|