I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to bring you any more scenic pictures of the Scottish Highlands for the time being at least. New government orders are that we're to start walks from our home in the city and avoid all 'non-essential' travel. Apparently driving me inland to the hills is deemed 'non-essential', but Gail says I'm not to moan, lots of folk are having a much harder time than we are just now. And it's true, we do have plenty of nice open spaces, reachable on two or four legs, to explore.
So on Saturday morning Gail led me through Duthie Park, across the King George VI Bridge over the River Dee, up Provost Watt Drive in Kincorth to an area of heathland known locally as 'The Gramps'.
What did we see?
In the park, lots of runners, and some past their peak crocuses.
Along Provost Watt Drive, examples of Aberdeen's unlovely 1960s housing schemes.
From the Gramps, a fine view north across the city and environs,
Then a wildlife pond scummy with frog spawn.
Blue sky appeared momentarily,
Then a storm moved across and, with faces battered by hailstones, we hastened home, photography forgotten.