Monday, 21 September 2009

Cairngorm colours, Green to Gold

The season is turning from late summer to autumn. A few weeks ago, green was the prevalent colour. This is the River Dee, downstream from it's confluence with the Geldie Burn

On a walk this weekend, we noticed that autumnal colours are here. We walked up the gorgeous Glen Quoich,then through to Glen Lui by the gash of the Clais Fhearnaig "notch of the Alder trees"

The lochan is artificial; there's a small earth dam at the north eastern end. It was dammed to provide fishing.

Looking back to Glen Quoich, the browns of autumn contrast with the dark green of the Caledonian Pine forest. The colours will develop in the coming weeks, especially once the frosts arrive.

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