We’ve had a smashing couple of days, weather-wise, in Perthshire.
Yesterday, after a bit of blackberrying with Delightful Assistant no.1 (the freezer is slowly filling up with frozen berries and plums – roll on winter crumbles), we called in at Loch of Clunie, a few miles to the west of Blairgowrie.
The loch was blissfully still and the sunshine was gloriously warm for the time of year. The clouds were beautifully reflected in the water.
The road runs slightly above the level of the loch, so we parked up and slithered down to the lochside where we stood on a small beach and gazed out across the water. It was very peaceful, and quite delightful to soak in the rays and admire the view.
Although there’s still a lovely lot of green around, some autumn colours are starting to come out.
Here’s hoping for more days like this throughout the autumn. When the weather’s like this I find Scotland hard to beat.
Having said that, I’ve recently returned from a holiday in the north-west of England, which was pretty good in the scenery department. I hope to post about it before too long but in the meantime here’s a photo of Matterdale, near Keswick in the Lake District to whet your appetite.