The leaves may all be off the trees and lying on the ground, but it doesn't detract from the beauty that is the Southern Highlands during winter.
This is when the hordes of visitors love to cosy up at a warm fireplace with a good glass of wine and some excellent Highland's fare.
Pie Time is in full swing and there are dozens of options for enjoying this iconic morsel in its many forms at cafes, restaurants and cellar doors around our many villages and towns.
There are as usual, some inspirations Highlanders who are rising above adversity to create a life for themselves. Read about Ms. K in our "Five minutes with..." section and how one woman tackled an olive grove and created a product that everyone wants.
Don't miss the advise on styling your home with a focus on the dining room and how to keep your pets safe and warm in winter.