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Nor’westerly

October 9, 2013

Winter is coming. That is the message I am hearing in the wind today, a stiff breeze from the north-west. It has blown away all thought of the past weeks’ benign warmth. This wind comes straight to us from the great hills of the Highlands, the Monadhliaths and the Cairngorms. It smells of snow.

 

dancingbeastie.com,9.10.13

 

Just a hint of the coming months…

 

For more on the north-west Highlands in winter, you might enjoy The Road to the Isles.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2013 9:00 am

    That’s a very evocative photo – I can almost smell the snow, too! The wind has definitely turned much colder, but if it brings clear weather I don’t mind it too much (yet!)

    • October 12, 2013 7:46 pm

      Bright, chilly days are so invigorating, aren’t they? I feel that autumn is properly here at last and find myself quite excited by it. 🙂

  2. Toffeeapple permalink
    October 10, 2013 10:39 am

    Just reading this post has made me shiver! Please try to keep the snow from our shores a while longer.

    • October 12, 2013 7:48 pm

      It has already reached the Cairngorms, but so far we have had no more than a couple of ground frosts. Even frost is a bit of a shock, though: on Sunday morning it was 20 degrees C here, and four days later it was 2!

  3. October 16, 2013 9:45 pm

    That atmospheric photo makes me shiver. We’ve seen Ben Loyal look like that many times and it usually meant rain or snow. Brrr!

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