It is all a little self-indulgent, I will admit but, hey, I am not the sort of chap to hide in a fridge.
This year has had its highs and lows, its ups and downs, for many reasons, but wildlife always lifts my spirits.
|Early Bumblebee (near Aberfeldy)|
|Spotted Flycatcher (near Aberfeldy)|
|Recently-emerged Emperor Moth (Deerness, Orkney)|
|White-tailed Bumblebee (Trumland Gardens, Rousay)|
|Bufftip Moth (Keltneyburn Nature Reserve)|
|Longhorn Beetle (Loch Fleet)|
|Brown Hare almost hidden in a wildflower meadow (Holm, Orkney)|
|Harvestman Spider (Tense Towers, Orkney)|
|Emerald Damselfly (Hoy, Orkney)|
|Common Blue Butterfly (Stromness, Orkney)|
|Swallow (Tense Towers, Orkney)|
|Whooper Swans (Vasa Loch, Shapinsay)|