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Friday photo: robin in the snow

We had quite a bit of snow yesterday morning, but in the afternoon the sun came out and brightened things up. I expect the birds enjoy a bit of winter warmth on their feathers, just as humans appreciate it against the skin.

Robin in the snow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Robin in the snow, sunny Perthshire.
Nature · Perthshire · Photography · Scotland · Tree

Friday photo: twisted tree

Yesterday was a glorious day in sunny Perthshire, cold and crisp with a clear blue sky. While out for a health-giving walk, I passed a curiously twisted tree. I don’t suppose I’d have noticed it if it had been covered in leaves, but at this time of year its pale bark and empty branches stood out against the background field.

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Twisted tree, Rattray, Perthshire.
Nature · Photography · Scotland · Tree

Friday photo: Pitscandly Hill

A few days ago I visited Murton Farm nature reserve, near Forfar in the county of Angus. On a previous visit, made in the summertime, the landscape was filled with bright yellow gorse and bushy green-leaved trees. By late October it was equally beautiful, with autumnal shades and a feeling of things settling down for the winter.

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Pitscandly Hill viewed from Murton Farm nature reserve, near Forfar, Angus.