Wintry Aberdeenshire: Sparks of Light

Buchan Ness Lighthouse

Buchan Ness Lighthouse in Boddam, Aberdeenshire, shining its light out into the sunrise.

We’ve reached the point in the year, here in Northern Scotland, where light is scarce. It arrives late in the day and leaves early, by about 4pm. But that wintry low sun does some special things, especially at the beach…

a walk on the beach

And the wintry temperatures play with ice and colours…

Tiger Hill in wintry Aberdeenshire

Above is the large sand dune on Fraserburgh beach known as Tiger Hill. Below, a puddle.

ice and leaves: wintry Aberdeenshire

Rivers and lochs reflect back more light than you can see in the sky. Morning reflections at Pitfour:


The sun sets in the woods… What sparks of light have you spotted in winter?

woodland sunset

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16 Replies to “Wintry Aberdeenshire: Sparks of Light”

  1. Beautiful! Know the feeling about little light; here’s it’s worse. We’ve had so much rain as well (October it rained 28 days out of 31 in Vancouver) that I’m almost forgetting what it feels like to feel the sun on my face.

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