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Spring in the air?

Carnoustie may again have escaped the hefty blasts of snow which regularly took skiing enthusiasts into the mountains during the winter, but it was, nevertheless,a biting cold winter up here on the east coast of Angus. Finding stunning winter scenes to photograph within a reasonable distance from home was thus difficult, as, once again, our hard pressed traffic policemen kept reminding us that only essential journeys into snowbound areas should be undertaken. So the chances of finding a gorgeous snow scene greatly diminished and  lucky locals in the Cairngorms and Grampians got most of it to themselves.

A pretty dry March and, unusually, a much warmer Easter than we have enjoyed for many years therefore heralded the arrival of spring. While growth in both gardens and the wider Scottish landscape has been slow, some beautiful colours have lit up countrysides and urban areas too; the crocus and daffodil flowerings this year must surely rank among the most proliferous for some years. It all bodes well for the coming months and plans are laid to try and do it all justice as the days lengthen markedly and some glorious sunrises and sunsets light up this captivating country once again.

Barra, the Uists, Torridon, the north coast of Caithness and Assynt are on the agenda for May, June or July adventures with the camera. Elsewhere, Langholm, Drumlanrig Castle, the Ayrshire coast, Portpatrick and the Cowal peninsula are also pencilled in, though the weather, as always, will no doubt be the deciding factor in final destinations and, consequently, the quality of images which are presented. Fingers - as ever - are tightly crossed!

This blog cannot close, however, without a vote of heartfelt thanks to the numerous returning customers ( and a stream of new ones too! ) who once more ordered my range of 2015 Scottish landscape and golf calendars. It was, yet again, a VERY busy website between September and the end of 2014, as wall and desk calendars flew out of the door to destinations both within the United Kingdom and in far flung parts of the world. Without such loyal followers, this wee business could not exist, and the final word must therefore be "thanks" to you all for the tremendous support of my photography of Scotland.

Now.....remember.....if out and about in Scotland, remember your camera! 

Donald Ford

                     

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