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. The weather has been remarkably good recently. The dogs think that they should be out all the time, and give me not-so-subtle hints! One of our favourite walks it up on West Hill. It is covered with heather, which Isla loves to bounce over… .. and in! The views towards Hoy, a neighbouring island, is ever-changing. And at water level, the seals are sunbathing! Recent 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… … while Isla finds it… … moves it to better ground… … and eats the lot! We are getting pretty sunsets at present…. … and the full moons for September and October have been superb: No filters have been used!!