Our regular squirrel feasting on peanuts outside the Apartment.
January ended with the sled dog rally in Glenmore and despite the generally poor snow cover this year, the white stuff did make an appearance for them. It's an amazing sight to see the dogs hurling along with the sleds.
The weather in general has been cool and kind - with some stunning blue skies and sunshine that makes you feel that spring is in the air. We spotted some snowdrops by Cawdor Castle recently which reinforced the feeling. Coal tits and Great tits are starting to sing in the morning and we have also had visiting male and female Brambling in the garden.
February is busy with events in the area with Groove Cairngorm music festival and the North Hop food and beer festival in Aviemore, plenty to keep us occupied!