Summer this year has been pretty rubbish in west coast Scotland. Nearly every day for months now its been frequent heavy showers, cold and dull. Mind you, only one spring/summer/ autumn/ winter in four is ever any good in Scotland, i.e. above average temperatures, maybe two weeks of sunshine in a row when it stops raining and clear blue air when people walk into the parks in T -shirts, without any waterproofs carried or an umbrella beside them- confident of a sunny day ahead without a soaking.
Maybe this blog's title gives a somewhat false impression of our soggy little country but it does rain here a lot... all the time. I did put summer down first in the above paragraph then changed it to all four seasons as sometimes it's very hard to tell the difference which is which, like the popular comic postcards sold here depict. (photo of a lone sheep in a field grazing under pouring rain (summer) then occasional snow and heavy rain (winter/ autumn/ spring etc)
This September has been officially colder and duller than normal and summer just past was the same... plus more rain. Maybe that's the main reason why I haven't been up a mountain for ages.
Speaking of which here's a funny and quirky video I just stumbled across on You Tube recently featuring American singer songwriter Bonnie "Prince" Billy enjoying the nearby Byres Road, trendy student enclave Ashton Lane, and Glasgow's Necropolis. One of my favourite songs is the powerful and poignant 'You will miss me when I burn.' by the same artist who has had numerous songs covered by other singers in the past but this is cheery and fun to watch. A real unexpected treat.