A Dreek afternoon on Deeside

Deeside in Rain

Dreek is a Scottish word that ideally sums up those days when the rain and dark skies conspire to make the weather, so the day,  rather miserable.  But just occasionally it is worth braving the rain, to  maybe capture one of those fleeting moments, when the sun does try to break through.  I say try,  more often than not it fails.

But occasionally you get a moment as this one at Braemar on the banks of the River Dee.

Our viewpoint is Arderg, we are looking to the west along the upper Dee valley towards the Forest of Mar, in the shadow of the Cairngorms.

Another memory, even though it was wet, was well worth the experience.  Till another time….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd July

(C) David Oakes 2020



10 thoughts on “A Dreek afternoon on Deeside

  1. A little wet can be a very good thing for a photographer. It certainly was, for you, on this occasion, especially with the fleeting light window.


    1. Dreek is a very old Scottish word….. it seems to have come back into fashion in recent years. It does sum up that sort of day perfectly because it also capture just how we feel on such days 🙂

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    1. In Scottish Gaelic you are dead right….. if I recall it was a couple of years back voted as Scotland’s favourite word. Another alternative is Drycin and there are others I cannot remember… 🙂

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