"Scottish Snippets"

"Colour Supplement"

8 March 2008

Each week the Rampant Scotland Newsletter includes a number of photographs which illustrate the weather and the seasons, plus the flora and fauna of the current week around Scotland. This separate "colour supplement" displays some more pictures, in a larger format. Here is this week's crop of Scottish views!

For the last few weeks this Colour Supplement has been illustrating the arrival of spring with various flowers bursting forth - including purple striped crocuses last week. A few days later there was a "reality check" as snow fell across many parts of Scotland. In Glasgow and the West of Scotland the snowfall was the most this winter - even though it amounted to only around an inch. So here are the same crocuses as last week - but surrounded by snow-covered ground.

Living up to their name, these Snowdrops are struggling through a light covering of snow.

These yellow crocuses are smaller than their purple-striped cousins and so are even more lost in the snow.

This Robin looks a bit puzzled by the ground being covered by snow, making it difficult to find anything to eat in what it regards as "its territory".

Fortunately, the ever resourceful Robin has learned how to access the peanut cake in a cage designed for finches and tits - and to keep out squirrels. It took the Robin many weeks of fluttering and vain attempts before it hit on the right technique - but now it's a master!

Photos taken in my garden usually focus on specific flowers - but there weren't too many flowers visible at the height of the snowfall on Monday of this week.

If you want to look back at earlier editions of this Colour Supplement, there is an Index Page

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