Monday, 13 October 2014
Sunrise is getting later now we are in October, today it was at 7.45 am.... I love the reflection of the sun across the Hoy Hills.
Meanwhile Sunset is getting earlier , today it will be about 18.13 - though obviously the weather makes a difference to the amount of daylight - dark cloud and it's gloomy all day.
We had a couple of days last week with severe gales. I was prepared and had moved anything that might fly around into the shed (including one of the benches). Other things were battened down. Unfortunately I was ready for the gale a couple of weeks ago which "got" my fruit cage. I've dismantled it now and I think it will be OK next Spring, with some new netting.
Some days are full of grey skies, and others full of sunshine and fluffy clouds (I like days like those!).
Some flowers in the garden were sheltered enough to withstand the gales. These dwarf sweet peas are still flowering their hearts out!
So pretty and with the perfume of summer.
But the old elder tree got blasted in the wind. We don't get a proper autumn in Orkney where the leaves turn brown and drop to the ground. Usually a gale comes along first and blasts them black and off the trees. I marvel at autumn colour when I got "south".
But as well as rough weather and high winds, we've had calm days..... This photo was taken from the Graemsay pier looking towards Stromness.
And this one with Hoy HIgh lighthouse in it. The Yellow Triangle is where our electricity power supply cable comes ashore.
And here is our ferry coming out to the island.
And here she is in Stromness harbour at high tide. I love high tide in the harbour (not least as there are fewer steps to walk up or down to the boat!).