December 2023 and into January 2024 saw some exceptionally wet weather in the north east of Scotland - Aberdeenshire received three times the average monthly rainfall in December as storms tracked more to the south than usual, resulting in a run of what felt like weeks of south easterly wind and rain for us. This part of Scotland is usually the driest place in the country, but there have been only two dry-ish days in the last 20!
But, at last, the rain pulled away early afternoon on the 5th January with a forecast of much more settled weather for the next week or so. As the sky cleared the temperature fell sharply and a ground mist spread across land saturated by rain. the effect was very atmospheric as the sun set, the mist suffused by a gorgeous glow.