October Days

I love the light at this time of year. It has a quality all of its own, and it changes every minute. The days are getting much shorter, and dawn is now at a sociable hour. My door looks due East. 001. dawnThe weather has been remarkably good recently. The dogs think that they should be out all the time, and give me not-so-subtle hints! 002.  pre walkOne of our favourite walks it up on West Hill. It is covered with heather, which Isla loves to bounce over… PhotoELF Edits: 2014:10:15 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resize.. and in! PhotoELF Edits: 2014:10:15 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resize; gammaThe views towards Hoy, a neighbouring island, is ever-changing. 005.  viewAnd at water level, the seals are sunbathing! 006. seal sunbathingRecent storms have thrown up a lot of seaweed on the shore, and Isla and Meg have both got a taste for it! Their favourite is the laminaria, the same one as the North Ronaldsay sheep eat. It has fronds about 3 or 4″ wide and a crunchy texture. Meg eats it where she finds it… 008. seaweed eating dogPhotoELF Edits: 2014:10:15 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resize… while Isla finds it… PhotoELF Edits: 2014:10:15 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resize… moves it to better ground… PhotoELF Edits: 2014:10:15 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resize… and eats the lot! PhotoELF Edits: 2014:10:15 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; gamma; resizeWe are getting pretty sunsets at present…. 013. sunset… and the full moons for September and October have been superb: 014. big moon015. big moon with cloudsNo filters have been used!!

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12 thoughts on “October Days

  1. Wow – lovely place to live and roam! Your comment reminds me of a silly thing I once said to my mother “I love this time of year, you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to watch the sun rise.” Well, of course you do, but it is easier!

  2. The dogs are looking the best they ever have!! That seaweed must have nutrients in it that they really need for nice coats. I do enjoy the scenery & dogs.

  3. What wonderful pictures 🙂 The dogs look so healthy and vital. I wonder if they like the salt in the seaweed? The sunsets and full moon are beautiful.

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