Well it's Nature Friday again, and truth to tell, I've been struggling a bit this week to come up with a coherent post, as we've been here, there and everywhere, including a quick trip over to Torridon to deal with a (Gail says) boring cottage maintenance issue.
Looking at the various photos taken over the week, a common theme did emerge.
Something we are never short of in this part of the world.
So here I am by the River Dee on a peaceful Sunday walk with our friends M, J and K (photo taken by M).
Then a day later, on the Nairn beach, favourite stop en route to Torridon. (These days I'm let out of the car after an hour of driving, or maximum an hour and a half, which means lots of nice little walks.)
It was a watery scene when we reached Loch Torridon.
See the puddles outside the front gate to the cottage just after dawn on Wednesday.
A bit later that morning I enjoyed the tranquil scene by the loch, for a few minutes anyway, before the wind got up and more rain swept in.
At least the waterfalls never run dry in this part of the world.
Can you see me here, showing great bravery crossing a stream in the woods at the base of Beinn Eighe, a final walk on the western side of Scotland before we set off back to the relative dryness of the north east.
Look! There are actual patches of sunshine on the slopes of Slioch. After our walk in the forest, Gail wanted me to wash my paws with a paddle in the clear, clean waters of Loch Maree before I got back into the car, but I did not co-operate.
Happy Nature Friday friends. Was your week a wet or a dry one?