Saturday, 19 March 2011
Still snow on the neighbouring island of Hoy! Only on the hills though. Otherwise weather is just grey and cool, but at least no wind for now.
However the days are getting longer - sunrise at 6.18am and sunset at 6.23 pm. Soon the clocks change for British Summer time too so it will be lighter even later!
I'm longing to move back into the conservatory (my sitting room for the summer) but as the weather is kind of cool at the moment I'm delaying the move. Heating oil was 62p a litre last time I checked so I don't want to waste fuel heating the space when the sitting room in the main house is perfectly adequate. But I so love the view from the conservatory - so for now it's pulling on another sweater to sit out there for a while!
The birds seem to have found their voice again - last night the air is filled with the sound of oyster-catchers and lapwings. I just LOVE this time of year!
Below is Ward Hill on the island of Hoy with the fluffy willow buds in the foreground. Above the snow covered hills on Hoy and the green island of Graemsay in the foreground!