This morning I walked the twins to school and on the way home took a detour down by the pier. What a lovely morning for a walk!
The snow is quite thick at the top of Ben Cruachan and there is a dusting much like icing sugar on the hills.
As I walked I observed the flora and fauna around me. The morning light shining on even the jaggy whin made the colour of the flowers more vibrant and beautiful than I have ever noticed them before.
It was peaceful down towards the pier with little sound other than bird song and chatter. I like to watch our feathered friends and I am always on the lookout for something a little different to what I have seen before.
Often when I walk down that way I see a bird pecking in the seaweed with a long curved beak. I am not sure if it is a curlew or a snipe. It was there again today busy searching in the seaweed.
Today I noticed a seal bobbing its head in the water. I don’t usually see seals around here so it made a nice change.
The snowdrops are looking beautiful just now and seem to have weathered Doris the storm well, unlike the crocuses and daffodils in my garden.
On the way back the sun was shining on the River Awe and was casting a silvery glow on the water as it swirled downwards towards Loch Etive. The sound of the water running was pleasant too. The river seemed to rush towards the loch and yet the loch looked so calm.
On my return I glanced up towards the sky at the sun which was beating through the cloud and the sun was almost blinding me. As I looked away from it to protect my eyes I smiled at the thought of sunshine straining my eyes. That hasn’t happened for a fair wee while here. I am ready for the better weather and I am looking forward to getting out more for walks with the children.
I enjoyed that walk today and it was good for the soul.