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Wednesday, 27 February 2013
We all love SUNSHINE
I think this has been the best "February" for years! OK yes we've had some gales, but we expect those in February. We've also had some glorious weather, beautiful, mystical misty days, and SUNSHINE! It's amazing how it lifts the mood. I already feel I have more energy.
Button, of course, adores the sun (as you can see in the picture above). Her snoozing spots vary throughout the day and follow the pattern of the sun through the house. Till the sun sets and the moon rises and she becomes a Warrior cat and is out hunting! This week with the full moon and clear skies she has been in her element. Fortunately (so far) no presents left for me......
And lambing has started!! These twins were a little shy......
A walk on the beach was called for yesterday to make the most of the stillness and sunshine. I love the variety of seaweed along the shore.
And the shells too among the coral sand.... (yes I have a speck of dust on the lens of the camera...sigh... I need my camera guru to help sort this out....).
Meanwhile over in Stromness, barges are queueing up as dredging begins for the new pier which is being built for the "renewable" industry. Lots of research and development going on around Orkney waters into wind, tidal and wave energy. Lots of windmills appearing around Orkney (quite controversial in this low lying landscape) and wave and tidal power, though still in their infancy, are also appearing around the shore.