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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Remembering sunshine....




As I've mentioned countless times, the weather this summer is "changeable" to say the least. The weekend before I went off on my travels "south" the day started like the photo below with clouds hanging over the Hoy Hills, and ended up with the photo above - a stunning sunset.  I'll share a few more photos in this post taken that same beautiful evening.



Sandside Bay - our lovely sandy beach - the Hoy hills out of the cloud now!


This decaying boat is one of my favourite subjects


I love the "Cow" Parsley at this time of year


This is looking down our "main" road towards the beach


I love the reflection of the hills in the still water


There were no waves lapping the shore this evening. The sea hardly moved by the old Sandside pier...


The sun still had some way to go to set behind the West Orkney Mainland (and the old winch on the Sandside pier).


It was a magical and memorable evening.....

21 comments:

  1. Particularly love the Cow Parsley photo ... and that winding gear (I presume for boats?).

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    1. Yes the winding gear (now not in use) was used to haul up boats. I love cow parsley - once it loses it loses it's flowers the flower heads become wonderfully skeletal.

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  2. That boat of yours I remember very well: one of my own favourite photos from our holiday is of it! And I too adore the cow parsley at this time of year. Your photo of it with the hills reflected in the water behind is absolutely *beautiful*.

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    1. That boat is a very good photographic subject! I love taking photos of it as it decays over the years. I love the reflections too - not often it is still enough to capture that.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your evening the photos are superb.
    Celia

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    1. So glad you enjoyed them Celia

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  4. Absolutely stunning photos. Would love to stick my big toe in the water. I especially like the pic of the old boat. Beautiful. Thanks for posting.

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    1. I love that old boat too. The water is still VERY cold - though the island children do play in the shallows on warm days. Tougher than me I think!

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  5. The delight of living on an island - the swiftly passing weather.

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    1. Yes - ever changing. It's wonderful :-)

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  6. there is a dream-like quality to these images.

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    1. There often is to the evening light in Orkney. One of the things I love about the place.

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  7. Lovely photos - especially the old boat, and the hills reflected in the water.

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    1. Thanks Christine. They are my favourite images too.

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  8. You are magic with that camera.

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    1. Thanks Pat. Though it's hard to take a bad photo with the landscape here! My wee compact digital is looking rather battered these days as I *always* have it in my pocket, just in case...

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  9. Desperately trying to catch up with my neglected favourite blogs, Sian. Super photos and 4 very interesting posts. Thanks for the reminder of sunshine and clear blue skies. I've almost forgotten what they look like. Sigh....

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    1. Sun is fleeting as are blue skies here as everywhere else north of the jet stream I fear.....sigh... hope you are having a good time away though!

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  10. A beach with no condos, no bars, no tourists. So very beautiful. The cloud pictures are amazing. I just love these pictures.

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  11. I know I'd love it there. And we could have tea and chat ...

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