Last snow of the winter?
For most of the winter we have been in a snow-free bubble in Edinburgh. The rest of Scotland, and even the rest of the UK, have had dumps of snow. Traffic-stopping, school-closing snow. So it was a surprise to travel north through the central Highlands the other weekend and discover the white stuff. Above, Blair Atholl. Below, a desolate scene at the Drumochter Pass.
Herds of deer were foraging near the road.
Blank hillsides - hard to remember that these were vibrant with purple heather a few months ago.
On the lower hillsides of Speyside the snow had all but vanished. Is it wishful thinking that there is a slight haze of spring buds about the trees?