Just a short blog today, folks, as our main blog is coming out on Sunday for World Wetlands Day. But we had to share some pictures with you of the trees this week. We had our first real snowfall of the winter early on Tuesday morning and woke up to a picture-perfect winter wonderland. The first hint we had was coming over Queens View (the Deeside one overlooking Tarland – I’m aware there are several ‘Queen’s Views’ in Scotland).
And the road down to the visitor centre was lined with snow-laden trees.
As the sun came up, the colours just got brighter and brighter.
The car park and lawn were pure white. It looked like about 4 inches of snow had come down overnight.
It was one of those rare mornings where the cloud had time to clear before dawn and it wasn’t windy, so the sky was blue and the snow hadn’t been blown off the trees. It’s a pretty rare combination (and becoming even rarer, as we see less snow as the climate warms) that makes for a stunningly beautiful morning. So here are a heap of photos of Tuesday morning – enjoy.