the first of the roaring stags

Tue, Oct 3, 2006

Yesterday was the start of Autumn I think. It was the first day that actually felt cold after the superb summer we’ve had. The leaves were blowing off the trees although mostly they’re not turning yet. The Sound of Sleat was boisterous in a northerly wind. Very autumnal indeed.

This morning about 6am, just as it was getting light there was a cloud inversion over the loch and the peaks of Beinn Sgritheall and Ladhar Bheinn poked high above the layer of grey shifting mists. Everywhere was damp after yesterday’s rain. The light was ochre brown and the loch still and calmn. Then I heard the first stag roar of the rutting season. Sends a shiver down your spine.

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