Banchory & the River Dee

On our recent trip to Aberdeen we took some time out to visit Banchory a small rural town situated in Aberdeenshire, where I spent many a summers day while growing up. Banchory is considered the gateway to the Royal Deeside.

On this visit we spent some time taking in the views on the banks of the river Dee. The rolling rural countryside that surrounds the banks of Dee and the nearby river Feugh.

Stonehaven Harbour

While on our trip to last month up to Aberdeen we took some time out to Visit Stonehaven and explored the harbour. So many childhood memories of spending summer evenings around the harbour.

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St Machar Cathedral

[St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen, Scotland] On our recent trip up to Aberdeen to visit family and friends we took some timeout to visit St Machar Cathedral, which is located in the old town of the city. In all my years growing up in Aberdeen I have never been to St Machar Cathedral before even though it is the church where my parents got married.

White Christmas

[Bucksburn, Aberdeen]
So we woke up on this morning to a white Christmas, which wasn’t a great surprise as we’ve had snowfall right up to Christmas. After the customary opening of presents it was time to venture outside to explore our winter landscape.
One of the best places to take in the beauty of this winter wonderland is on the nearby farmland. The fields provide an excellent natural backdrop.

Winter Wonderland

[Bucksburn, Aberdeen]
Its that time of year again, winter is setting in and its coming up to Christmas. Like most winter’s in the north-east of Scotland we have been hit by heavy snowfall, which looks like it may last until Christmas. Some places around Scotland have been hit with temperatures as low as –20c. I believe the lowest temperatures that we have seen this year so far here in Aberdeen are –16c.

I thought that I would brace the cold weather and venture out in the snow to get some winter themed photos. The snow always looks so much better when in the countryside and makes for much better wintery scenes. It’s not the same in town or urban areas, you don’t get to see the whole beauty of nature in it natural surroundings. Luckily I don’t have to venture too far to see some countryside. I have always thought that I am very lucky that where I live at the moment I am only a few minutes walk away from farmland and countryside. As much as I am not a big fan of snow or more importantly being that cold that I can’t feel my fingers. You can’t deny that in the right environment it makes for some beautiful views.

With a little bit of patience I got to capture my favourite part of the day, sunset. Casting its glow over the snow covered landscape. The contrast of the fire blazed sunset boldly stands out against the frozen blues and whites of the snow covered fields. Resulting in some beautiful wintery shots to add to my portfolio. Nature never fails to inspire me with its beauty.

Brig of Feugh

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