In daylight this morning, all looks much the same outside - if a little soggy. I don't think we are going to get a long period of colour-changes this year. The heather, which usually turns the hills purple in September, did not flower well, and the bracken and ferns are still pretty much in full summer green, so they will probably die back very quickly as the colder weather arrives. Some local trees are shedding leaves, but the moorland remains almost the same colour as it has been throughout the chilly summer we have just had.
The dramatic changes in vegetation, light and colour are one of the reasons we take so many photographs. On a dark winter evening, great pleasure can be had from browsing our photos taken in spring and summer - reminders of what has been, and what will be again.
As an example of our photo archive, I'll post below a few more of the hundreds of photos I recently downloaded from Sue's phone - all pictures taken by Sue.
|Garden at Roskhill Barn, June 2015|
|Dunvegan poppies, June 2015|
|Loch Harport from Carbostbeag (close to Loch View Cottage), July 2015|
|Foxglove and MacLeod's Tables, July 2015|
|Oxeye Daisies and the Cuillin from Roskhill, July 2015|
|Sun, mist and a rainbow, Roskhill, August 2015|
|Sheep, Loch Mor and Waterstein Head, September 2015|