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Fall colours of Pitlochry, Scotland

Three years back, it was exactly around this time I was in Perthshire. Even today as I re-post this old article of mine, I am reminded of the most wonderful time I had in the vast expanses of the Scottish countryside. As I reminisce over the old and happy days, I can only wish there will be a time in the near future when I can go back to these safe heavens, the memories of which soothe my senses even on the darkest days. I hope you enjoy the Fall Colors of Pitlochry.

According to Ben Ross, the head of Telegraph Travel’s, the spine of Scotland is one of the most scenic roads in the world. It commences at Falkirk and goes all the way up to Thurso, the northernmost point in Scotland. During fall, the road passes through a landscape ablaze in fall colours. In Perthshire, fall sets in by the end of September and the entire county is submerged in a hue of yellow, orange, red and green. There is an abundance of autumnal produce; elderberries, blackberries and hawthorne berries begin to ripen and the hazelnut trees shed their nuts before the onset of winter. Autumn heralds the growth of wild mushrooms and the white and round puffballs begin to appear in the fields and hedgerows. Hedgehogs go into hibernation and the red squirrels get ready for the bleak and frosty winters.

IMG_2203Fall colours of Perth

Pitlochry, a quaint Victorian town…

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28 thoughts on “Fall colours of Pitlochry, Scotland”

  1. Nice to reminisce on the world as we knew it, before the pestilence 🌍
    I’m afraid we have still many days until we get to travel in body so thank you for giving us a chance to travel in spirit to such an enchanting place.
    No painter could ever capture such magnificence, those colors are best described as divine.
    If there’s something these times are teaching us, being more thankful and humble for the great world out there for us to explore with just the few clicks or swipe of a card is one of them.
    I’ve not been exactly the globetrotter, even when I could have travelled more, but right now I have a most strong urge to sink my feet into some sandy beach, I even dreamt about it πŸ˜”

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      1. Absolutely agree. It’s a wake up call on so many levels, from the pitiful ways in which we’ve been treating our Gaea for so long and all the way down to individual level, the (wrong) priorities that get instilled within us at a young age, yours truly included and many things in between.

        I do very much hope we will emerge wiser, humbler and well-determined as a people to build-up that escape velocity needed to pull out of the steep downward spiral we have set ourselves on.

        As for the beach πŸ– …it can most certainly wait πŸ˜…, I am not so much missing a place or anything in the natural realm but rather a feeling, a state of mind that is more difficult for me to conjure up in the current circumstance.

        Take care and chin up 😌

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  2. Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld are areas that are so under rated and under visited in Scotland. I’ve worked just outside Dunkeld and right along from the Hermitage for a few years and I never get tired of the area, just a stunning stunning place with so many outdoorsy things to do!

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    1. Yes indeed. Central Scotland is highly underrated. From the north to the south, the topography of Scotland changes and every region is quite unique. You’re very lucky. Someday, I hope I get a chance to visit Dunkeld. Take care .

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      1. I agree. Moreover, I am a camera shy person, so that’s another issue I’ll need to fix. πŸ˜›
        I am originally from Calcutta, India. I was born and raised there for 18 years. Then I moved to Delhi for 3 years, then London for 2 years and now, I’m staying in Prague. I’m assuming you’re from India as well?

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      2. well, everybody is a lil shy, in the beginning. but it shall be okay! i promise! πŸ™‚
        and i’m from calcutta too. but i was born and raised in delhi.
        how’s your bengali?

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      3. This was such an aunty-type question. πŸ˜›
        And beshi theechu korina re. Just the basic. Tumi ki korcho, quarantine ae? Kono new hobby?

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