A snowy track through Glen Birnam in Scotland, a forested valley surrounded by mountains, along which an old woman walks. She has her back to the viewer, and has just passed the joining of two tracks, the fork being in the right foreground. The joined track then curves around, bending off into the trees in the right middle ground. The old woman wears a red headcovering, a dark plaid shawl and a plain dark dress and boots. She carries an apparently empty oval wicker basket with a curved handle. The covering of snow is thin on the track, and at the sides is not thick enough to cover the orange bracken and yellowish grass. The trees are narrow-trunked, mainly silver birch, though some are beech. Evergreens are visible on the distant mountainside. Dark twigs are silhouetted against the grey sky, which is tinged with pink and gold.
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