At the beginning of July, whilst we still had a summer, I took a trip up to Craigmeade on the Lomond Hills, in Fife. For the map of this location, click here.
It seems crazy it was only a month ago, Autumn seems to have arrived very early this year just a few days after I took these photos.
The beginning of the morning was completely cloudless, but by 10 am wisps of clouds had started to develop on the tops of the Lomond Hills.
By mid morning, I was able to watch the clouds developing over the top of Falkland Hill, one of the high points on the Lomond Hills.
By late morning the clouds had begun to develop in earnest, as the warmer air pushed the moist air higher over the hills.
Between the thicker cloud there was some wonderful high level cirrus clouds. these clouds consist almost totally of small ice crystals due to the altitude at which they form. The lower fluffier clouds (nimbostratus) consist of small droplets of water, and generate rain, something we have seen plenty of this summer.
On my walk back up the valley, heading towards the Craigmeade car park, I noticed how you could now make out the line of the North fife Hills, from the band of nimbostratus cloud in the distance.
Coming up soon, the flowers and insects that I saw on this brief walk.
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