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Saturday, 6 October 2012

A time of rainbows....



Autumn is a time of rainbows, lots of them. We've had a couple of fairly calm days, but with lots rain showers. I can hear the wind getting up outside now though.  Temperatures are about 10 or 11 degrees C during the day (about 50F). Sunset is about 6.30pm today. Ah well, time to think about hunkering down for a few months. Relaxing with books and catching up on DVDs and TV recorded programmes in the evening, instead of pottering in the garden. Though I still have some veggies (potatoes and carrots) to harvest!

It's also a time of power cuts. We had one recently that lasted only an hour, which was long enough to remind me to get new batteries for the torches and check on candle supplies. Time to stock up the freezer too so that I don't have to go to town unless I want to.

We had a broadband/internet outage on the island yesterday too. Nothing to do with the weather, something technical in the exchange.  I was hyperventilating for a while but fortunately the problem was resolved fairly quickly. Arrrgh....do NOT remove my internet access....

It feels too soon to be Autumn though....sigh.... it doesn't feel like we've had summer yet.  Ho hum....

Here's Stromness through the rainbow!




12 comments:

  1. stunning rainbows , i like them very much :) Now i can imagine you sheltered in your cosy home :)

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    1. I love rainbows too. Yes I'm getting nice and cosy for the winter now :-)

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  2. That pot of gold is soooooo close you can almost touch it! Beautiful photo!

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  3. Those shorter days really get to me. They seem to be even more extreme on your small island.

    The rainbows are lovely.



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    1. I've never been good with the shorter days even when I lived much farther South outside London. And yes they ARE more extreme up here really. But it's almost worth it for the lovely long days of summer :-)

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    1. Oh wow thanks! I really appreciate that compliment coming from you, a professional!

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  5. I so agree about feeling that we have been cheated out of a summer this year. Maybe Nature will be kind with what she throws at us this winter. R xx

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    1. Oh yes it would be SO nice if Nature gave us a bit of respite this winter as she wouldn't let us have our full summer!

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  6. Lovely photos, Sian. No rainbows down here, just mist and murk and drizzle. Sigh.... It's definitely autumn now.

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    1. Mizzle....ugh.... hope you get some lovely crisp autumn days at some point. Can't beat those!

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