How the story of the year begins

Today, there were hints of sunshine and blue skies… but not for long.

A slightly skewed photograph of a field, hills and a small wind turbine, all with a layer of snow.
The slightly skewiff view from my office this afternoon.
The same scene, but the hills are blotted out by falling snow.
There was more snow to come.

Here in Scotland, the weather over the year follows the story of the Cailleach (also known as Beira) who is Queen of Winter, the joyful, solar Angus, and Bride, the Queen of Summer.

Their tale is a dance of love, longing and loss; this is how it begins:


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