February Remembered

It was a funny month, weather-wise.  It started with snow, and became spring-like.

At the beginning of the month, the days were getting longer, and my dog walking was happening after sunrise.

Mists and cloud still made for great lighting.

By the end of the month it was the sunsets which gave the wonderful colours.

The grass was growing, and the sheep were out.

There were days where the stormy blue-grey skies, and the low sun, made my stained glass angel glow.

The dogs continued to make me laugh!  This is Eilidh reacting to a video of Scottie puppies playing.

Towards the end of the month we had a mild spell, with plenty of sun.  The the mixed woodland of the Muddisdale walk was especially colourful – here the silver birch (with Magnus)…

…. ash….

and alder. The verges are beginning to show signs of spring.  Snowdrops and crocuses came out very early this year.  We are just hoping we will not pay too dearly in April….!

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January Remembered

The main thing I remember about this January is the skies. I never tire of skyscapes, and Orkney never tires of providing stunning ones.

Morning walks started in the dark, and as the month progressed the sun rose earlier and earlier. The saturated neons of the first half of the month gave way to pastels just as the cold spell hit us.

I love snow – even little bits! The past couple of weeks have been below zero with ice making the roads and pavements like a skating rink. Fortunately my granny wagon is excellent in the ice, so it was walks as usual.

At the very end of the month, we had a slight thaw, and I saw these snowdrops. Spring will come!