after the winter...

…that never really was

(it was just a long. long, wet, windy, frequently stormy and at least once hurricaned, autumn.

Then in late March came a balmy spring, which sent us scampering from our Glasgow hangout to the beach at Ayr

Ayr, March 28th 2012

This was the hottest March day in recoded Scottish meteo-history. Some rare sights for Ayrshire in spring:

Ayr, March 28th 2012

But within a week winter finally arrived. Snow fell overnight across Scotland on April 2nd, though here in the Great Glen we got off very light. Just a couple of inches in our garden and a picturesque powdering of the hilltops. By the end of Wednesday the 4th, we had a beautiful and summery gloaming light on the loch, below the snow-capped peaks:

Glenalbyn Gloaming 4/4/12