A gorgeous day! And a good one to climb Dumgoyne – the hill that dominates the landscape behind our new home. There’s been snow on the tops of the Munros for about a week now, and it seems to be rapidly creeping down to lower altitudes – so I wanted to get up there before the weather really turns.
The last Autumn colours seemed especially bright and saturated this morning.
Don’t worry, Bruce happily isn’t interested in sheep, and walks to heel when we are about them.
A particularly incredible oak tree, in a landscape full of beautiful deciduous trees:
Climbing upwards, you get a great sense of the shape of the land. We live down there:
With Glasgow to the South and East . . .
. . . and the snow-capped Highlands North and West.
The water you can see in that photograph is Loch Lomond.
A tough descent for my wonky leg – but the first of many fine walks, I’m sure, up and down our local hill.