Skywatch Friday - falling sky
Southbound on the A9 on Sunday afternoon, at the turn off for Dalwhinnie. A dreich day, increasing the gloom of these narrow passes between the hills. It's not always gloomy - under winter snow or in the long light of June evenings the gloom disappears. But most of the time I'm glad we're speeding through in a car rather than trudging through the heather on foot or on horseback a few hundred years ago.
Edited to add, by popular request, a sound clip of the pronunciation of 'dreich'. Click on the link below. There's a smaller link in the pop-up window that comes up when you select the 'listen to the pronunciation' icon that lets you listen with your own audio player if you don't want to download the Apple one they suggest first off.
If that doesn't work, the nearest I can get is to tell you that the 'drei-' bit is pronounced like the 'ee' in 'feet', and then you add the soft Scots 'ch' as at the end of 'loch'
And just to show that it's not always dreich:
Snowy days at the Drumochter Pass.
More skies around the world are at Skywatch Friday.