Saturday, 17 March 2018
Actually this was a couple of weeks ago and although it feels "cold enough for snow" today and we have had windy days for several days, there is little snow about now. But as many of you in the UK are experiencing the white stuff again, and many in the Northern hemisphere are snow/frost bound for many months, I thought I'd share these pictures anyway!
Above looking from the "back door" across my field and Hoy Sound towards Stromness where a large snow cloud is about to dump a lot more snow!
Here a view from the front door looking over the front grass, garden and towards the Hoy Hills.
And the Hoy hills disappear as a snow shower comes in....
Down at the pier the sea looks awfully cold! The Orphir hills on the Orkney Mainland in the background.
I was waiting for the lunchtime ferry to come in with some groceries from a shop in Stromness. More snow being dumped over Stromness!
Hoy High lighthouse, snow clouds and snow on the shore.
In the garden the dwarf daffs (Narcissus - Tete-a-Tete) are valiantly blooming.
Despite being mostly buried in snow!
For the first time in 15 years the hens water froze IN the hen house! I gave them extra rations and veggies (you can see the remains of a neep (swede) by the nesting box. I kept them shut in for a couple of days with extra food and bedding. Mostly they snuggled together on perches and seemed fine.
After a few days they rushed me at the door as I went in to feed them. Snow or no snow they were going out! As you can see much of the snow had gone and the girls were happy to be out scratching about again.
Meanwhile Madam Button stayed resolutely indoors, just going out to do "the necessary".
And then a windowsill companion arrived.....
Hee hee a cheeky neighbour thought we needed a wee snowman!
He stayed there overnight and then the wind blew his head off. He looked a bit eerie glowing in the dark, headless so I'm afraid he was "dispatched/!
I love the bright days when there is snow, but this time it was particularly cold and didn't help my sinuses or lungs so I stayed indoors apart from feeding the hens! At least working from home I don't have to commute far!