Above, heather on the heath, looking towards Hoy High lighthouse and Sandside. Orphir hills in the background.
The old Quarry..... damsel flies have been spotted here! Looking over the heather to the croft of Dean and towards the Hoy Hills.
So still and clear....
Grass of Parnasus growing nearby....
And Devil's Bit Scabious....
Looking up towards the old School (no longer in use), Cott of School (a wee ruin) and the School House - home to a family.
And back in the garden.... Button on the compost (weed) heap!
Or sitting on the warm flagstones....
Having a wee snooze (no wonder the seeds didn't germinate in this box!).
Or keeping alert!
More wild flowers in the garden. I sowed a patch of wildflower seeds in the Spring and they have done really well.
I love the way these have lined up!
A snap of part of the wildflower patch.
And in a change of subject..... Hoy High lighthouse is having a spruce up! Hmm I wouldn't fancy being up on that scaffolding. But Tommy Thomson, the last lighthouse keeper, used to paint the lighthouse using a bosun's chair. Eeek! That was before the days of "Health & Safety" then...
And a sunset at the weekend..... with the Hamnavoe ferry sailing out of the sunset, home to Stromness for the night.
And of course, Button has to come outside when I'm taking sunset snaps. Can't miss out on any excitement!