Category Archives: Weather

May 2020

May turned out to be the driest calendar month on record with lots of sun. It was very pretty and varied: mists, beams of sun, frost, colourful skies and all the time the plants were greening and flowering.

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Snow on the hills

We have had little snow this February and we miss it. So on a fine day in late February we visited the Glenshee ski area and the Linn of Dee just to experience the snow covered landscape.

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February 1st 2020

A feeling of spring – snowdrops out, birds singing in the trees, colourful slate grey skies, a shower of rain, light on the land and well illuminated chimney pots!

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December Colours

Low sunlight in December makes many colourful scenes.

Winter sun fade
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FIRST FROST OF THE WINTER

This year the first frost of the winter season was on October 21st. It was quite mild but decorated the garden beautifully. Overhead geese were flying north.

Morning frost on ladies’ mantle.
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RAIN SHOWERS IN MAY

This year there were many heavy rain showers in May making the land very green indeed. No saturation added to these pictures!

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SNOWPLOUGHING IN ALBERTA, CANADA AT MINUS 25

In February I had the good fortune to be in Alberta, Canada when a polar vortex brought a cold snap. The snow ploughs were impressive, huge and passed like steam trains with splendid puffs of snow.

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MY ECLIPSE BATTLES

In the small hours of 21st January 2019 there was a total eclipse of the moon visible from where I live, weather permitting! It was forecast to be cloudy so I didn’t stay up but set an alarm for just before the greatest totality at 5.12am and then woke anyway. There was an eerie orange glow in the sky, no moon visible and then I saw it looking like a copper coloured planet, not the bright shining disc we normally see. An arresting sight. It had to be photographed but it was so dark: 30 seconds exposure as wide as my lens would open at ISO 100 – useless because of motion blur due to the relative movement of the moon and the earth. The ISO had to go up to 1000 to give a reasonably sharp but grainy image. I got a couple of pictures and hoped to do a sequence every 10 minutes until the eclipse ended – but clouds intervened. I almost gave up then the clouds partially parted and eventually I managed a reasonable sequence until just before the end of the eclipse when the moon disappeared behind thick cloud. I was groggy the next day and slow to function but it was worth it!


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NEW YEAR’S DAY SUNRISE

For once we had a sunrise on the first of January!

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FESTIVE FROST

On Christmas Eve we had a hard frost which decorated the car beautifully! The garden was pretty too and there was a nice sunrise.

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