The photo (above) was taken a couple of years ago, but could have been just last week.
Today, mist is shrouding the surrounding hills and drifting over the loch, yet golden eye and great crested grebe can be glimpsed on the hazy, silver water. Beyond the point, towards the furthest bank, water, trees and sky merge behind a grey curtain where the presence of black headed gulls, wigeon and geese make their presence known by voice alone.
Loch of the Lowes is beautiful in all seasons but there is something special about mid-winter. It is as if it is resting, quietly biding its time before longer hours of daylight signal the start of new life.
Next week-end, as our 50th Anniversary Year draws to a close, we will be posting a blog celebrating 2019, highpoints of our 50 year history and looking to the future.
Thank you to everyone who has so kindly, emailed, messaged and sent cards (and presents!) to the staff and volunteers. It is extremely kind of you and we will continue to work hard to protect Scotland’s wildlife for the future: an increasingly worthwhile challenge.
The Visitor Centre will be open next Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December as usual, so please pop in if you are passing.
We wish you all a happy, healthy Christmas and Festive season!
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The photo (above) was taken a couple of years ago, but could have been just last week. Today, mist is shrouding the surrounding hills and drifting over the loch, …