I love the winter light. I think I do an annual post about this fact at about this time of year, but as I sit on the train today on my way back to Dundee, I cannot be anything but stunned by the beauty of this country. As the train travelled along the shores of Fife and I looked across the Forth estuary to Edinburgh, the light reflecting off the water was creating an image nothing short of spectacular. If only I was a photographer skilled enough to capture such a perfect Scottish Winter’s moment. Alas, I will just have to store these moments in my brain and remember them when the rains come.
It got me thinking about making a winter playlist for spotify. I’ve not done it. But I intend to this week. So much of the music I listen to soundtracks this time of year perfectly which, given that I love winter more than any other season, is kind of perfect. I really do hope the bright winters days continue. People moan about the cold. Moan that it’s cold but they want snow. Moan that it’s cold and wet. Just moan actually. I cannot understand those who do not enjoy this time of year. I love bright winters days. I love that it gets dark early. Nothing is better than going home to a cosy house and a glass of red wine. Sure, I’m like everyone, I could do without the rain. However, I accept it because it’s part of where I live and to be honest, at this time of year I’d rather not be anywhere else. Perfect winter music – Language of Landscape, Clem Leek or even Nils Frahm.
So, as I pass through Cupar and head onwards to Dundee I look forward to the moment that we cross the Tay Bridge at Wormit because nowhere in the world is as beautiful as the River Tay at Dundee on a day like this. It will be another postcard moment I fail to capture but save in my mind for the days I need it most.