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Cloud was slow to clear this morning on Skye, with even a few spits of rain at times near Uig...

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But sun was out late morning by the time we got to the Fairy Glen (goodness knows what that is like in the summer as it was swarming with visitors today, parking anywhere they can making for a chaotic mess - story of Skye really, plenty visitors but where is the infrastructure investment??).

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Temperature up to 13.5C around Portree and the Cuillins in the mid afternoon...

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Back on the mainland, hazy sunshine in the evening around Loch Duich and Glen Shiel with a stiff breeze and temperature around 10c - not much in the way of snow which was surprising.

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We went for a wee detour on the way over to Kilmacolm to drop the boys off after their week down here. It was fabulously clear, hopefully we get a few days like this when we are on hols next month.

Glen Ogle from the old railway line:

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Does anyone know why there might be a large white triangle painted on one part of rock face very high up on one of the hills on the side of Glen Ogle? 

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@CatchMyDrift

I've no idea why that white triangle is there or what it represents and have not noticed it before but will keep eyes peeled when passing through G.Ogle in the near future.

Recently, you were asking about places of interest in the area. Have you discovered Rob Roy's grave at Balquhidder? There is a nice short circular walk starting from Balquhuidder Kirk where he is buried.

http://www.sobt.co.uk/2016/03/walk-above-rob-roys-grave.html

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The wee church at Balquidder is lovely :)

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Another superb warm and sunny Spring day here - glorious evening ahead in the local beer garden! 

If only this weather would stay for a few weeks - rather than a few days!

Snow still clinging on up Beinn Ime in the distance. 

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After a frosty start it is another fine sunny day, but not feeling particularly warm, around 9-10C, and the breeze has a definite bite. 

This damson-type plum tree (variety not known) is laden with blossom - hope the frost and the forecast chill will not be too damaging.   2092301521_blossomplum2*.thumb.jpg.87ce9091105e2d79b84f359dfc80f3bf.jpg    2018660261_blossomplum2.thumb.jpg.860691ee76a3ab363125ca42550c383d.jpg  I’m not expecting a great crop though as the buds on the adjacent Victoria plum tree are still firmly closed and there is a dearth of pollinating insects around here, as yet, only the odd bumble bee.

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After a slow start to monday (cloud didn't break to during the afternoon) been absolutely glorious. Even better today compared to yesterday with the wind dying a death. More of this during the summer please! (a frost this morning too but you'd almost have to blink and you'd miss it)

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Not so cold this morning at 5c after yesterdays start at -1c but with more cloud cover but dry and calm. Still sowing yesterday but down to last field.Barley sown in the last week of March is just emerging in spite of the cold soaking it got last week.

Power of maternal love was demonstrated by a Blackface ewe on the farm where young Mr Northernlights is working just now when a neighbour sitting in his house watched her defend her lamb by repeatedly head butting a big dog fox and driving it away.  Even I am wary of a Blackface sheep with large horns!!!!

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Go wee sheepie! I hope the farmer went out later and helped her in case it came back... not fond of foxes at all 😡

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Loving this settled spell. Max of 13.8C again today after a low of -2.2C. Fourth cracking day on the bounce. Snaps of the Perthshire countryside from St Fillans GC this afternoon. 

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11 hours ago, mardatha said:

Go wee sheepie! I hope the farmer went out later and helped her in case it came back... not fond of foxes at all 😡

.Ewe and lamb moved closer to farm for observation. Local gamekeeper informed.

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The weather has been really nice the last few days, very cold in the morning but feeling very pleasant during the afternoons.  I was up early yesterday morning to take the wife to work, the sunrise was really nice. I wish I had my good camera on me to get a better shot.

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Think our luck has ran out at last. Started sunny again but the cloud has crept in. Not gonna rain obviously but the cloud will make it feel cooler

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12 hours ago, Northernlights said:

.Ewe and lamb moved closer to farm for observation. Local gamekeeper informed.

Thanks for that NL, I'd have worried! Hate foxes.

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Yesterday was bright and sunny as I took my doggie to the vet school in Edinburgh for her 6 monthly 'staging' (all's well I believe). Spent some time on the E. Lothian coast.

 Dunbar castle and harbour:

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Today back at home , grey, low St although a few Cu have ruffled up this afternoon. - might explain my wander into another thread.:oldgrin:

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Between -2 and -4°C every morning since Tuesday. Proper frosty. Beautiful daytimes.

 

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Another sunny day but the wind did have a bit of a bite to it did make it feel chilly at times

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Despite the sun breaking through it has felt cold all day in the brisk South Easterly breeze. The ground is still very dry despite some rain early in the month. Here is a map of European areas currently in drought. Parts of Eastern Scotland, NE England and particularly East Anglia all showing up on it.

 

 

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High pressure staying near us for a long time. After strengthening winds tomorrow and generally more cloud cover during the first half of the week, next weekend looks to be glorious. We could easily be seeing 20C in many areas if models keep on track. 

A bit grey today in Edinburgh, but still dry. The past few days have been glorious, despite the fresh easterly winds. No rain in sight, although the end of April could bring some change. I can't see it staying wet for long though, as high pressure is always ready to push back in. I hope this lasts all summer too!

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You have made my day! Cheered me, thank you 😎😎

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