Saturday, 8 October 2011
Slipping from Autumn to Winter
Autumn is a season that doesn't last long in Orkney! No autumnal colours on trees, just blasting gales that turn the leaves black and tear them from the branches. My poor trees are looking somewhat battered now......
This week the weather has been "changeable" - even on the island. Sunny one end, rain the other! This picture and the one above were taken from the ferry on my visit to the town on Thursday.
You can see the blackened leaves on the elder tree - and this is in the protected walled garden!
But there is still blue sky amid the clouds - we get our pleasures where we can in winter!