Everyday Autumn!

The past couple of weeks have been very ordinary – something for which I am very thankful! Excitement is fine, but the quiet times between are very good too! And with few flowers, Scottie sniffs the grass…

001. smelling the grass

This autumn (or back end as it is known up here) has been pretty dry and until the very end of November, remarkably warm for the time of year. Then everything changed. We had a cold snap, with a dusting of snow…


The cows are Shorthorn/Highland crosses, and we pass them on the daily walk to the shore.

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At this time of year the sun is very low in the sky, and that means on the days it shines, the light can be fantastic. This is the skeleton of a plant known as Cow Parsley…

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… and this is yet another pic of the wreck on the shore.

005. boat

Weather is usually changing constantly, which means we get a lot of rainbows, this one over Pan Hope…

006. rainbow over Pan Hope

… and this one over the oil terminal.

007. rainbow over the oil terminal

Clouds and sun also mean interesting skies during the day…

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… and at night. The colour on this is real, by the way, not the result of a lens problem!

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I have woken up a couple of mornings to snow. This is looking west…

010. winter back

… and this east on the same morning just before true dawn.

011. winter front

We have just had a few days of real wind and blizzard, so I wasn’t able to get out. But today we ventured forth on very icy tracks, and Scottie was still sniffing the grass.

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But most of the time recently he has been asleep!

013. Scottie asleep


8 thoughts on “Everyday Autumn!

  1. Lovely pictures. I have 2 dogs. My big one loves the water. I am thinking of coming over, without my dogs, for a visit at first. The wind must make it cold. Does the wind ever stop and do you get warm days in summer or does the wind keep it cold.

    1. Yes, the wind does stop at times, and we can have beautiful, still days in winter as well as summer. We do get warm days, but there is often a nice light breeze preventing it from getting too hot. It is a lovely place to visit, especially if you like archaeology and the outdoors.

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