Nature’s Palette

17th February 2019

Another overcast and very windy day. It was hard to take a photo without getting camera shake in the strong and gusty winds. Rain showers arrived around midday to challenge the spirits even more. Lots of people around at the moment due to the half term holidays, so despite the lack of the white stuff there were plenty of cars in the car parks with everyone out getting plenty of fresh air blown into their lungs! Despite the lack of snow, the colours in the mountains are quite beautiful and when I don’t have snow crystals to look at I find myself focusing in on the amazing variety of vegetation we can see out there – hence some of today’s random shots…

It’s going to get colder for a brief period with some snow forecast – Not very much in the Southern Cairngorms but I’m expecting a little more to be driven into sheltered locations on the high mountains along our northern border, so its worth having a read of both Northern and Southern Cairngorm reports if you are venturing into the main Cairngorm mountains tomorrow. After that it looks like a return to mild and windy weather late on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Browns, greens and grey with just the odd patch of white. Carn an Tuirc summit in the cloud.

900m tops are pretty much free of snow. Bouldery conditions on Carn Aosda.

Empty chairlifts always look sad and lonely….

The burns are still running fast – should slow over the next 24 hours as the freezing level lowers for a while.

No snow – but nature’s palette is pretty stunning at the moment.

Enjoying the variety of vegetation on display…

                           Know how you feel mate! Very disappointing conditions for us snow and ice enthusiasts…                                         (Thanks Bill, Glenshee Ski Patrol – I’m assuming this is your artwork!)


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