Category Archives: Trees

July 2021 Summer cloud

In July we had some cloud on the ground mornings and went for a forest walk around Binn Hill above the River Tay. Summer mists rather than autumn mists.

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Glenearn Road Cherry Tree Blossom

In the past lots of cherry blossom trees have been planted in the Glenearn Road area of Perth. They come into bloom in late April and for a short few days are glorious – but difficult to photograph as they are surrounded by cars, buildings and road signs! They have done well this year.

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April 2021

April was a month of bright blue skies, clouds, showers and rainbows. Buds and blossoms bloomed. We particularly enjoyed walks by the River Tay as we could see through the bare tree branches to the river banks.

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January 2021

January was a true winter month with frost, snow and atmospheric skies.

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November 2020

Autumn continued, the first snows appeared on the mountains, geese flew south but the land remained green – the greenest November I can remember.

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October 2020

October brought vivid autumn colours and at the end of the month a spectacular sunrise.

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April 2020

Sadly, April turned out to be unique in the world’s history as at least one quarter of the planet’s population was asked to remain at home to prevent the spread of the dangerous Covid-19 virus and many, many people died. Weather wise it was a beautiful month, much less poluted than usual. We had daily daybreak walks in our local park and really appreciated spring blossoming.

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Meikleour Beech Hedge

This giant row of trimmed beech trees which lies ten miles north of Perth on the A93 is officially recognised as the tallest and longest hedge on earth. It was planted in 1745 and is now 530m long and 100ft high. Every ten years or so it is given a hard prune which takes four men around six weeks using a hydraulic lift and hand held cutting tools. This was last done in November 2019 so the bare branches of the hedge are very visible this winter.

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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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January 2020 – colourful skies and snow

January 2020 brought clouds, some colourful skies at dawn and dusk and finally, late in the month, a morning of snow.

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