It has to be said we haven't had the greatest of summers up here in the frozen north! While the south copes with wave after wave of heat, up here we've had just slightly warmer than average temperatures for the time of year! But, when the weather does get it right it does it in splendid fashion.
It's the ginger time of year
the heather has all but gone
and now grasses dipped in pots of burnt sienna and yellow ochre deck out the hills and mountain sides
On good days the light is intense
and dragonflies sunbathe
mummy mushrooms tend their young
The last of the camper vans make their exit
and life settles down to await the arrival of winter. The first snow fell on the mountain tops in the night, and today the temperature feels just slightly colder than average for the time of year!