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Friday, 30 January 2015

There's a lot of weather about!




We're not getting much in the way of snow though there are some heavy hail showers and even snow showers. But it's only settling on the hills, not lower down.  Anyway Barry Jones of Lyness in Hoy has been up walking along the hills of Hoy and has kindly said I can use these stunning photos he took of the weather passing over Graemsay yesterday.  They are fabulous shots I'm sure you will agree!

The photo above - the town of Stromness and the sheltered harbour basking in sun, but with a heavy shower approaching.  And in the foreground - Graemsay out of the sun!

But wait!  Sandside and the Hoy High Lighthouse have the sun shining upon us!


But just approaching...... aaah get inside quick!!


And this is my favourite shot of all. Stunning!



You can see in the foreground of the two last shots above snow covering the hill.  And this is where Barry was walking.... Brr glad I was nice and snug indoors!


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    1. They are great aren't they? I was really pleased when Barry sent them to me.

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  2. The skyscapes, seascapes and landscapes of Orkney are beyond beautiful.

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    1. I know, whatever the season, whatever the weather they are stunning.

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  3. Those images are stunning Sian. Was that hill ever covered in trees ? The landscape of your little island calls to me. I just love it.

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    1. MMm I think in early Neolithic times it might have been before the climate changed. I love the starkness of the Hoy landscape...

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  4. Stunning photos - thanks for sharing them

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    1. They are great aren't they? Barry is a great photographer (and artist). And thanks for taking the time to comment too!

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    1. They are lovely aren't they? Thanks for taking the time to comment. I had a look at your profile. We have a lot in common - and born the same year the other side of the Atlantic!

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  6. With those beautiful skies, stark horizons, and moody waters - to say nothing of yiur famous weather - you must be continuously in awe of nature.

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    1. Absolutely. Whatever the season! Today we had slushy sleety rain...and I have a leak over the kitchen window. The wind finds any nook and cranny and hurls water through it...sigh.... ah well Spring on the way :-)

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  7. Barry has a good camera and a great eye for a dramatic shot. Gorgeous!

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    1. He's a really good artist in several media. I love his photos though... and he's brave and goes out in all weathers so gets some really cracking shots.

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  8. Wow, you really get some great photos of dramatic views.

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  9. I like it this blog information, thanks for sharing

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