It feels as if autumn is coming to an end here in the north east of Scotland.
The weather has been very mixed, with the first gales some weeks ago bringing rain and hail.
The leaves added a blaze of colour to the landscape before a particularly strong gale thrashed most of them off the trees
The higher hills have now had a covering of snow for nearly two weeks; this is Corryhabbie hill from Carn Daimh (Stag Cairn) in Speyside.
The trees look bare now, and the lower ground is wet. The tatties are "howked" and the barley stubble is waiting to be ploughed in to restart the cycle, only the neeps (turnips) are still in the ground. It really feels like the beginning of winter.